Easter Day C

that situation of dereliction that Easter must burst forth. Listen: Easter does not happen here in this room or in any similarly bright, airy, and decked-out-in-white church sanctuary. Easter doesn’t…

Easter Day C

situation of dereliction that Easter must burst forth. Listen: Easter does not happen in a bright, airy, and decked-out-in-white church sanctuary. Easter doesn’t happen around the dinner table when we…

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

Easter Monday they get together to exchange jokes. The idea is that since the Easter story has the ultimate surprise ending, they enter into the spirit of the season by…

Easter 2C

the lilies have all faded away. Easter is over. Sigh! Not so fast, says the Revised Common Lectionary. Let’s keep our focus on Easter for a while. Indeed, for seven…

Easter 3C

…saying anything about Jesus once he showed up as a living presence again after Easter. I have always found that dearth of post-Easter narrative striking. Of course we ultimately have…

Easter 1B

…may also be tempting to view Psalm 118 through the first Easter’s lens because it’s, candidly, not a particularly easy psalm to preach on all by itself, particularly on Easter….

Easter 2C

to Acts because of the Easter text on which I wrote last week. Isaiah 65 gave us a magnificent, poetic take on Easter. That single act of Jesus Resurrection inaugurated…

Easter 3B

Comments and Observations 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…

Easter 2B

…to the truth of the line “Jesus lives and so do we.” Even on the Sunday after Easter—or maybe it’s really especially on the Sunday after Easter—when the lilies are…