What is the significance of Passover and why does it matter to a modern, American Christian?
One of the gifts that 2020 has given us is the opportunity to wrestle with what we fear. From the pandemic, to economic struggles, to weather phenomenon, to social and political unrest,
I grew up in the church. The Easter story is familiar. Jesus died. Then, Jesus rose from the dead. But my familiarity with the story caused the story to lose its gusto.
Day 8: Life Today’s reading: Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20 In American Christianity, it’s easy to speak about the resurrection with such a lack of enthusiasm because we have
Day 7: The Moment Before The Miracle When we talk about Easter, we don’t talk about Saturday because Saturday is dark and hopeless. The darkest time in my life was when I
Day 6: The Tree Today’s reading: Matthew 27; Mark 15; Luke 23; John 19 Today, Jesus was crucified. Crucifixion is one of the most graphic and grotesque methods of execution in the
Day 5: The Example Today’s reading: John 13-17 It’s Thursday and the air is thick with betrayal and abandonment. In a few short hours, Jesus will be handed over by one of
Day 4: They Didn’t Believe Today’s reading: John 12:37-50 They Didn’t Believe It’s Wednesday of Passion Week. Jesus has entered Jerusalem and the stage has been set. It’s clear that the Pharisees
Day 3: The Abundant Heart Today’s reading: Matthew 21:23-25:46, Mark 11:27-13:37, Luke 20:1-21:38 A Shifting Paradigm It is now Tuesday. The events of Good Friday loom in the distance, yet Jesus is
Day 2: Picking a Fight Today’s reading: Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:12-19, Luke 19:45-48 Jesus, The Outsider Two miles east of Jerusalem, just beyond the Mount of Olives, sits the small village of
Day 1: The Entrance Today’s reading: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19 The Entrance | Things Are Not As They Seem The first day of the last week of Jesus’s
He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and