Tag Archives: Easter

Parallel Stories to the Central Story

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. A few parallel stories, some of my favorites in the Bible, highlight this larger one. Sometimes I forget how close in timing and proximity they are to the main action.  These secondary […]

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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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