We work so hard to keep Holy Week well-orchestrated: bulletins pristine, lilies in place, songs rehearsed. It’s an important celebration in the life of…
Tag: Holy Week
Maxie Dunnam ~ Serving Like Jesus
As we practice the disciplines of submission and serving, we are freed from the terrible burden of always needing to get our own way, and we find the freedom to value and serve others.
Karen Bates ~ Egg Salad and Easter Sunday: Preaching the Messiness of Hope
I wondered how hungry the man was to steal an egg salad sandwich from a convenience store. I also wondered how he would have reacted to the customer’s kindness. He left without knowing his debt was paid. He was free to go. The food belonged to him.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ The Terrible Precipice of Knowing: Black Holes, Enlightenment, and the Divine
There is a moment you stand on the brink, or the brink stands on you. The inexorable draw pulls you in, like gravity, like…
Edgar Bazan ~ Remember Me: Grace Among Criminals
To be poor in spirit means to know our place in God’s creation. It is not about lacking, but about an honest assessment of our need for God.
Kevin Watson ~ Embracing A More Meaningful Holy Week
Observing Holy Week has had a significant impact on my life. There are many different ways I could mark my growth as a follower of Jesus Christ, but a major part of my growth as a Christian came when I started to attend Holy Week services. Attending worship on Thursday and Friday of Holy Week is a highlight of my year as a follower of Jesus. Attending these services has prepared me to celebrate – really celebrate – the news that Jesus Christ is risen.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ A Full Basin: The Purpose of Orthodoxy
Orthodoxy gets a bad rap these days. At a time when distinction is seen as an evil – this or that, one or the…
Elizabeth Moyer ~ Easter’s Frayed Red Carpet
On the day when we had the least amount of time to tend to the needs of others, we boldly said come join us.
Cole Bodkin ~ A Maundy Thursday Covenant
A covenant between parties is a two-way street. We aren’t mere recipients of Jesus’ salvific act. We aren’t coming to the table just to “remember,” and proclaim a big hearty “thank you.” We are called to obedience, to be faithful to the covenant in which we have been inaugurated. We are eating and drinking the atonement. We are being baptized into it. We are committing ourselves to the baptismal life, the-dying-and-rising-to-Christ life.
Kevin Watson ~ A More Meaningful Holy Week
He described the Christian calendar as being like a spiral staircase: you come to the same point in the circle each year, but you have ascended higher up the stairs each year than you were the year before, or at least that is the purpose of the Christian calendar.