Category Archives: Holidays: Easter

Gifts at Easter

March 27, 2018

This Easter week, you’ve probably reflected on the most central story of Christianity: Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead. The greatest gift ever offered. A few parallel stories, some of my favorites in the Bible, are also about gifts. Sometimes I forget how close in timing and proximity they are to […]

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Sunday’s Coming!

April 12, 2017

This Easter week, my thoughts turn dark as I look to Friday. Pain. Death. Grief. But Friday is only the climax to the story. It’s not the resolution. It’s not the end. In the words of Dr. E.V. Hill, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming!” Oswald Chambers reminds us that the horrible events of that historic […]

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Tears in the Bible

April 7, 2017

This weekend is Palm Sunday. It’s the first day of Holy Week, a week of extreme emotions, both ups and downs. The week begins with jubilation, climaxes with the most terrible event in human history, and ends with the most wonderful one. And yet as I read over the accounts of the Triumphal Entry, something […]

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A Happy Ending

March 24, 2016

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the saddest day in the year. But it’s not the end of the story. Sunday’s coming! For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we […]

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