April 16, 2017

Reading Matthew 28:1-11 (NRSV) Christ is Risen! Jesus is no longer in the tomb. He has been raised, as he said. An angel confirms it, and the women see the risen Christ. Even members of the guard see the evidence, and tell the chief priests everything that happened. Do you believe it? Do you believe … Continue reading April 16, 2017

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April 9, 2017

Reading Matthew 21:1-11 (NRSV) Who doesn't love a parade? Parades have out-of-the-ordinary sights and sounds, and the anticipation of the next spectacle coming around the corner. The participants get a reaction from a new section of the crowd every few minutes. Not all parades are the same, however. I was recently struck by the contrast … Continue reading April 9, 2017

Advent 2016: December 8

This devotion was written for my church's daily Advent devotional book. Reading Psalm 30: 5b, 11-12 (NRSV) The media bombards us with bad news: bickering politicians, natural disasters, fighting, refugees far from home, grieving loved ones. I recently got overwhelmed with despair for this broken world. But then I went to choir practice, where we … Continue reading Advent 2016: December 8