What’s the deal with Lent? Here’s a fun trivia session I had with the congregation about the name, 40 days, ashes, and our focus.
Betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane (Growing Deeper with John 18:1-18)
The time has come. Soldiers arrive (with Judas). Where is Jesus? Tempers flare. Peter grabs his sword. This episode is a Bible study on John 18:1-18 and takes us through the first part of the passion story.
Giving up The Frenemy for Lent
A lot of people “give something up” for Lent? What about the Frenemy, whose grip around your heart is probably tighter than you know.
Discipleship Manual – a resource for Lent
The 5 major discourses in Matthew’s Gospel are sometimes called a “discipleship manual.” This post explains what Lent is about and how these texts can be used for spiritual renewal and training in Lent.
From a Magical Bunny to a Bloody Cross — 6 Common Q & A’s about Easter
What do a magical bunny, chocolate, a bloody cross, and an empty tomb all have in common? They all make an appearance on Easter weekend.
your Questions about Easter (and the answers)
What’s the deal with a bunny, Good Friday, eggs, a resurrection and the date always changing? This post offers some explanation.
Something Better Than “Giving Something Up” For Lent?
Ash Wednesday kicks off Lent — the 40-day period leading up to Easter (excluding Sundays). During that time, a lot of people “give something up.”
Three Of The Biggest Misunderstandings About Jesus
Albert Schweitzer famously said that when looking for the “real” Jesus, it can be like looking down a well: Our search can be so polluted with personal
Be Our Primary Disease (A Prayer For Us—with apologies to Walter Brueggemann)
Stuff gets into us. A germ here, a seed of spiritual sickness there. You think you’re opening the door for a special gift delivery and
The Opposite of Love Isn’t Hate—It’s Indifference (Lent Begins)
You’re still here. On earth. What difference will your life make? Elie Wiesel wrote something that changed me. He is a Holocaust survivor who saw
Huh? Pancakes, Ashes, 40 Days, Rebirth
Why do people eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Why do people put ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday? What is Lent and why do