We Rise

Easter 7A The story we heard in today’s reading from Acts may be one of the strangest in the New Testament.  One moment the resurrected Jesus is talking with his disciples, the next he is lifted up into the clouds, ascending into heaven. I have to admit that this...

To The Known God

Easter 6A One of the biggest changes that has occurred in this country in the last few decades is the increase in religious diversity. When I was growing up you could safely assume that most people went to church, and that the church they attended was a mainstream...

Redeeming the Words of Jesus

Easter 5A Curtis Weinstein is the third generation of his family to serve in the American military. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, as did his brother and father before him. His grandfather also attended a military academy. When Curtis’ father came to...

Words of Comfort

Easter 4A Every year the fourth Sunday of the Easter season is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. It’s easy to see why. Several of our readings today have images of sheep and shepherds. The shepherd, or more accurately the good shepherd, is one of our most prevalent...

Seymour’s Fat Lady

Easter 3A Rummaging through my desk recently I found a brochure I received in the mail a while back inviting me to a seminar on “The Fascinating World of the Apocalypse!” On the brochure’s cover is a color picture of Jesus appearing in the heavens on a horse, followed...

This Fragile Earth

Easter 2A Years ago, Christine Bird gave me a cartoon that pictures a man in a lab coat standing in front of a door labeled, “Scriptural Biology Lab.” In smaller letters the sign continues, “Please close mind behind you.” The truth behind that cartoon makes me both...

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