“God Stuff”

~ Luke 24:1-12 ~ Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! So what? What difference has it made? Wars still rage, atrocities still happen, prejudice and bigotry still run rampant, politicians still lie! In just recent days, devastating terrorist attacks in Brussels and Iraq and Yemen. Will it ever end? … Read More

“Street Theater”

~ Luke 19:28-40 ~ Quite a few years ago now, Linda and I had the opportunity to visit Strasbourg, France. Late one night after dinner we strolled into Cathedral Square. There, under the dramatic rise of the floodlit cathedral façade, was a theater troupe performing “Faust.” We were just fascinated … Read More

Jesus the Poor One

~ John 12:1-8 ~ It’s after sunset on the evening of the Sabbath. The next morning on the first day of the week Jesus will enter Jerusalem riding on a donkey to the shouts of “Hosanna” and “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of God,” which we … Read More

A Tale of Two Sons

~ Luke 15:11-32 ~ Stomping feet, slamming doors, fevered pitch voices — the battle rages. The teenage son is on the rampage. The beleaguered father tries to hold his own. “If you leave this house you’ll be grounded for the rest of your life!” “You can’t tell me what to … Read More