Tag Archives: Lent

Good Friday: What’s good about it?

“What’s good about it?” A little boy, about three years old, walked into the church with his mother on Good Friday. We don’t always know what our kids, especially such little ones, understand about church and things like the liturgical … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday 2015: The other parade

It was not the only parade that day. The parade that we were in was “the other one,” the subversive one, the one that didn’t make the news. The “real” parade was for the Roman governor of Judea, as he … Continue reading

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Lima beans and Lent

It’s lima bean day. *sigh* I am not even sure why I have them, but there they are in the freezer, freezer-burned, stuck together — that half bag of lima beans. I have to eat them sometime, and today’s the … Continue reading

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Lent 4b2015: we’re hungry!

Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-2 “Hunger” The short answer is “I don’t know.” I don’t know why God sent poisonous serpents to kill people. I’d like to say that that’s not the God that I know. … Continue reading

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Lent 3b 2015: “loosing” faith

Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Some of our teenagers gathered together about a week ago, and they played a game that, roughly described, was an illumination of the difference between the way things are in God’s … Continue reading

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Lent 1 2015: “Even though”

Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark1:9-15 “Even though” We learned a few weeks ago that the word used for tearing: “he saw the heavens torn apart” is the same word Mark uses for the rending of the temple … Continue reading

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Will you walk with me? Last Epiphany 2015

2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 How did we get here? Here, to this mountain top with Peter, James, and John, Elijah, Moses, and Jesus? What a magnificent day! We do not really have words to … Continue reading

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