Tag: Easter

Keeping Jesus Safe and Manageable?

post133graphicIt is impossible to turn the television on this Passion Week without seeing Jesus. He’s everywhere! “Jesus to Christ”, “Who Was Jesus”, “Jesus of Nazareth”, “The Story of Jesus”, and “Killing Jesus” are just a few of the shows that are airing this week.

Why do we need so many stories about Jesus? Isn’t there only one? No. Unfortunately, we can create just about as many “Jesus” characters as there are TV movies and books about him.

Why do we create Jesuses? (Is that a word? Jesi? Jesuss?) I think it is because the Jesus of the Bible is not a very safe or manageable Jesus for a lot of people. A manageable Jesus is one that can be manipulated, is more or less a peer continue here

Taking the Hits!

boxing-gloves-297499_640The other day I got an email from a friend outlining multiple ways in which I had let her down. It wasn’t easy to read. I actually felt like I had been punched in the gut. Was I really the person she was writing about? Could I have been so mean? Did I really say such hurtful things?

At first I wanted to write a long email back to her explaining and justifying myself point by point through every detail. OK, I’ll confess, I did write a long email There’s More Here

Clinging to the Cross!

Easter: When we celebrate Jesus death on the cross, His burial, and His resurrection. The empty tomb is foundational to the Christian faith. The empty tomb is Easter. But oh, how we love the cross! continue reading here

Good Friday

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When I was a child, Good Friday was a unique day. About three o’clock in the afternoon, most of the stores and businesses closed and people went to church. The afternoon was a somber one. We’d come home and after dinner we’d color Easter eggs and begin to look forward to Sunday!

Today, Good Friday is not much more than a day on the calendar. People may or may not Read More Here