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Blogging Towards Sunday, April 30, 2017

 Acts 6:1-7:2; 7:44-60 Luke tells the resurrection of Jesus not as the end of the story, but as the climactic middle, which creates a new beginning, relaunching the story. Acts … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 23, 2017

Luke 24:13-35   Luke tells the resurrection of Jesus in a series of sequential stories that turn around the question of what difference does this make in us and in … Continue reading

April 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Through Holy Week: Easter Sunday

Sunday Resurrection The World Turned Right-side Up Mathew 28:1-13; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-49; John 20:1-31   Questions for the practice of Examen & Contemplation   What strikes or shimmers for … Continue reading

April 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Through Holy Week: Saturday

A Deafening Silence The scriptures say nothing of Saturday, from Jesus’ rushed burial as the sabbath begins at Sunset Friday night through the fleeting darkness of Sunday morning as the … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blogging Through Holy Week: Friday

Friday The Crucifixion. The World Turned Upside Down Matthew 27:1-66; Mark 15:1-47; Luke 22:66-23:56; John 18:28-19:37 Jesus dying on the cross.  The story is familiar and yet so foreign.  It … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 3 Comments

Blogging Through Holy Week: Thursday

Thursday Passover: Remembering the Exodus to interpret the Present The Command to Serve Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-23; John 13:1-30   Jesus and his disciples gather together for a … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blogging Through Holy Week: Wednesday

Mark 14:1 | John 12:1 Wednesday Preparation Day of Rest The scripture accounts of this last week in the life of Jesus don’t tell us anything about this day.  But … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blogging Through Holy Week : Tuesday

Tuesday Growing the Revolution through Parables & Controversies. Matthew 21:23-24:51 | Mark 11:27-13:37 | Luke 20:1-21:36 After challenging the status quo, and pointing to a different possible way of living … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blogging Through Holy Week : Monday

MONDAY Active Resistance & Organization: Clearing out the Temple Matthew 21:10-17 | Mark 11:15-18 | Luke 19:45-48   After the arrival at Jerusalem to acclaim and expectation, Jesus returns to the … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Blogging Through Holy Week : Sunday

Sunday The Messiah March : The Triumphal Arrival at Jerusalem Matthew 21:1-11 | Mark 11:1-11 | Luke 19:28-44 | John 12:12-19 Jesus arrives in or at the capital town of … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment