April 29, 2018: The Love Abides

April 29, 2018: The Love Abides

Our Scripture today comes again from the gospel according to John. This is part of what scholars call Jesus’ ‘farewell discourse’—in which he tries to prepare his disciples for his death and resurrection. And in true Jesus form, he doesn’t give a list of specific...
April 22, 2018: I Just Wanna Be a Sheep

April 22, 2018: I Just Wanna Be a Sheep

This week, we’re moving beyond the Easter stories to look at some of the ways Jesus talked about his death and resurrection beforehand—so we’re backing up quite a lot in the gospel according to John. This is going to sound very, very familiar to many of us. These...
April 15, 2018: You Are Witnesses

April 15, 2018: You Are Witnesses

Having reached the ‘end of the road,’ so to speak, in the gospel according to Mark, this week we’re picking up the story post-resurrection in the gospel according to Luke. If we back up to the beginning of chapter 24, we see Mary Magdalene and her companions running...
April 1, 2018: The Surprise Party That Wasn’t

April 1, 2018: The Surprise Party That Wasn’t

We pick up our story after the horrors of Friday and the silence of Saturday, at the end of the gospel according to Mark. This is likely not the resurrection story you’ve been told in Sunday School, but it’s here, and we’re going to wrestle with it until it blesses...