I imagine it was quite the surprise for Cleopas and his unnamed companion. They had just hustled back from Emmaus to tell the other disciples about Jesus, who spoke with them on the way and […]
The Frailty of Easter
We humans are a short-lived species. The average life-span in the United States hovers between 75 and 80. The age of the earth, on the other hand, is around 4,500,000,000 years. The age of the […]
Easter Sunday: Resurrected Reality
At Easter, and in every Eucharist, we celebrate the fullness of the paschal mystery: Christ’s suffering, death, and resurrection. The resurrection does not erase the suffering and death of Christ, nor does it remove our […]
The Risen One in a World of Zombies (or, Watching “Night of the Living Dead” with the Evangelists and Rowan Williams)
“I was afraid / I’d eat your brains.” –The National, “Conversation 16” “Here is the world again, well-known, / the dawn greeted in snoring dreams of a familiar / winter everyone prefers. […] Contained, / […]
A Failure of Words….
For Christians, no one seems to notice, but words fail us during this Holy Season. Liturgically, we witness this starting on Good Friday where ritually we become more quiet. This makes sense as we move […]
Easter Sunday: The Resurrection Was Not a Victory March
A few years ago I attended a Passion Play/Musical at a megachurch where I used to live. The play ended up being a sort of Cirque-du-Soleil performance of humanity from Adam and Eve to Jesus […]
Holy Thursday: Remembering Judaism in a Christian World
This evening will mark the official beginning of the Easter Triduum in the Catholic Church. The Triduum begins the evening of Holy/Maundy Thursday, extends through Good Friday, and ends on the evening of Easter Sunday. […]
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