Looking for Love

Listen to Audio Jesus was a no-show. Expecting to find a corpse, the women were bringing spices. They had watched Jesus draw his last breath.  Joseph of Arimathea carried Jesus’ limp, tortured body to a tomb that he had bought for his own future use and laid Jesus to rest there instead. Having followed Joseph…

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Buried. Alive.

Read Mark 14:3-9 “She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.” (Mark 14:8-9) George Stefanescu-Ramni’s “Jesus” This unnamed woman is the first believer.…

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Crimes of Passion

Listen to Audio Jesus committed a crime of passion. From the perspective of sin and moral accountability, he was blameless. But the divine movement that Jesus brought to earth subverted the powers and principalities holding the world in their oppressive grip. He was a threat, and so they called him a criminal. Stanley Spencer’s “Christ’s…

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A Word to the Church from the Episcopal House of Bishops

Holy Week 2016 On Good Friday the ruling political forces of the day tortured and executed an innocent man. They sacrificed the weak and the blameless to protect their own status and power. On the third day Jesus was raised from the dead, revealing not only their injustice but also unmasking the lie that might…

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Damaged Goods

Listen to Audio After returning from Afghanistan and spending a couple of more years serving at Camp Pendleton, our oldest son Andrew got his discharge papers. He started his transition to civilian life in our home. This house was new to Andrew. He had left for bootcamp from a suburban house in metropolitan St. Louis.…

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