Easter Day C

Easter that fits us. John 20 gives us an Easter that can go back home with you when you leave here this morning. Because, you see, if Easter‘s joy and…

Easter Day C

…said that this text “falls far short of Easter kerygma.” On the contrary, it preaches the Easter kerygma using the poetry of prophecy to convey the real-world difference Easter makes….

Easter Day A

…us taken together. And so it is precisely into that situation of dereliction that Easter must burst forth. Listen: Easter does not happen in a bright, airy, and decked-out-in-white church…

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 traveling…

Easter Day B

The Easter Day Sermon Starters include commentary and illustration ideas for Mark 16:1-8 from the Lectionary Gospel; Isaiah 25:6-9 from the Old Testament Lectionary; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 from the Lectionary…

Easter 2C

…the Revised Common Lectionary. Let’s keep our focus on Easter for a while. Indeed, for seven Sundays in a row the Lectionary helps us focus on the impact of Easter….

Easter 3C

…unspecified post-Easter time (but that happened presumably some weeks later into the 40 days between Easter and Ascension). John wins hands down in terms of the post-Easter Jesus. And yet…

Easter 3C

…the Synoptic Gospels are mighty thin on saying anything about Jesus once he showed up as a living presence again after Easter. I have always found that dearth of post-Easter

Easter 1B

…ago I heard about a curious tradition of the Orthodox Church–each year on Easter Monday they get together to exchange jokes. The idea is that since the Easter story has…

Easter Day B

…few years ago I heard about a curious tradition of the Orthodox Church–each year on Easter Monday they get together to exchange jokes. The idea is that since the Easter

Easter 2C

…life beyond the grave is part of what Easter is all about, then having peace already in the here and now is another vital part of Easter. You have to…

Easter 2B

…to capacity the Sunday prior, the Sunday after Easter often features a whole lot of empty pews. A couple of years ago I attended one of three Easter Sunday morning…