Easter Day C

…A friend of mine who is a true believer in the Gospel once confessed to me that Easter services can be a little hard on him. There’s just something…

Easter Day A

…We are accustomed to associating Easter Sunday with travel. What we are perhaps not accustomed to realize is that the Easter story involves travel, too. Today we don’t mind…

Easter Day B

…in that silence? Maybe it fits a larger theme Mark is working on. One of the most striking features of Mark’s telling of Easter is how it is framed by…

Easter 2C

…Sample Sermon : Why didn’t they go looking for him? Today we pick up right where we left off last week on Easter here in John 20. When last…

Easter 3C

…gives us a memorable post-resurrection story on the Road to Emmaus that happened yet that first Easter day but then rather swiftly fast-forwards to an exceedingly brief account of the…

Easter 2B

…that this snippet of Acts 4 get assigned for the Sunday after Easter in the Year B Common Lectionary. After all, this is known as “Low Sunday” in a lot…

Easter 5C

…reflection this is not so odd after all. Indeed, it may even be curiously apt. Consider: Our celebration of Easter is properly enhanced, and our joy refined and deepened, when…

Easter 5B

…It was our assignment two months ago during Lent and is now our reading for this Fifth Sunday of Easter. What were the developers of the RCL thinking?! Well, maybe…

Easter 4C

Easter (Church Seasons); Willingness to be obscure (Spiritual Practices); Jesus Christ (Trinity and Incarnation); Glory (Theological Topics); Kingdom of God (Theological Topics); Miracles (Theological Topics); Lectionary (Preaching and Worship…

Easter 3B

…The end of Luke’s Gospel sums it all up pretty well. In swift strokes of Luke’s quill, we move from Easter Sunday evening directly to the Ascension of Jesus…