What Does A Christian Look Like?

I’ve been writing lately about what I see as the problem with the liberal/mainline/progressive church. I’ve talked about Liberal Vs. Progressive, why we’re not growing, and said that I think Mark Driscoll is right. Then I shifted a bit and raised the question “Why Christianity?” and offered my reasons as to “Why I Am A… Continue reading What Does A Christian Look Like?

Jennifer Knapp Interview Part Two

Last year at the Wild Goose Festival I got the chance to sit down and interview Jennifer Knapp. For those that don’t know her, she is a wonderful musician who got her start in the Christian music world and made waves a couple years ago when she came out. The first part of that interview… Continue reading Jennifer Knapp Interview Part Two

The Last Supper Read Aloud

The following is a video of me reading my piece “The Last Supper” while at Camp Osiris. After I read I lead the group into communion. The lighting is a little funky, but you get the idea. After reading this piece aloud I realized how much it means to me. I hope that you find… Continue reading The Last Supper Read Aloud

Thomas

thomas John 20: 19-20: When it was evening on the that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them… Continue reading Thomas

Mary

mary John 20:11-16: But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you… Continue reading Mary

Ave Maria

ave maria Throughout the gospel of Matthew we only see glimpses of Jesus’ mother. Unlike in Luke, here she is barely a footnote in the birth of Jesus. Here the text centers around Joseph. There is no mention of Jesus’ childhood in Matthew so the next glimpse we get of Mary the mother is in… Continue reading Ave Maria

Easter Saturday

easter saturday There’s not much in the Passion narratives about Easter Saturday. We know that they hurriedly buried the body of Jesus because it was nearing the Sabbath. Then the next we hear of them is when they go to the tomb to anoint the body on Easter morning. What were they doing in the… Continue reading Easter Saturday

The Crucifixion

crucifixion part one Matthew 27: 45-46: From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Most of us know the story of the crucifixion. Growing… Continue reading The Crucifixion

The Garden

the garden Matthew 26: 36-46: Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am… Continue reading The Garden

Peter's Betrayal

peter’s betrayal Matthew 26:30-35: When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Then Jesus said to them, “You will all become deserters because of me this night: for it is written, “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” But after I am… Continue reading Peter's Betrayal

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