Jesus of the Descending Theology

Here is my last prayer/poem for the season.  It was a full few days of EASTER RESURRECTION PREACHING and then right off to Toronto for discussions on justice and the church  which were full of lament and honesty and Jesus.  And the exact right thing to be doing in Resurrection Time. Here is my Easter... Continue Reading →

While it was still dark

  I woke up at 5:44 am this morning with these words running through my head: “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark…” They are the intro to the resurrection story.   It all starts in the dark. Always, everytime – this is how God does things. Seeds, chrysalis, the womb, the... Continue Reading →

This Dark Day We Call Good

(Christ on the Cross with Two Maries and St. John, El Greco, 1588)   If you missed a Good Friday service or you aren't sure why you would go to one but are interested, here is the story told at The Road Church's Good Friday service.    We played Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings following the... Continue Reading →

Easter Dawn

XV Easter Dawn          by Malcolm Guite He blesses every love which weeps and grieves And now he blesses hers who stood and wept And would not be consoled, or leave her love’s Last touching place, but watched as low light crept Up from the east. A sound behind her stirs A... Continue Reading →

Walking through the Days

Coming into Easter is different than coming into Christmas. With Christmas there is anticipation of joy. Of arrival. Of a gift. I want to say that I feel the excitement of Easter Sunday’s arrival like I do Christmas—at the triumph of life over death….at God’s victory… the beauty of hope and newness and green life.... Continue Reading →

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