July 3, 2018 Last Sunday, as we approached Independence Day, I spoke about the relationship between religion and politics. I did so from a historical point of view, hoping to make the very important connection between the faith of Jesus Christ and the political.
John begins the Easter story with these words, “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark…” This is always how our discovery of the risen Christ begins – in darkness. No one is ready to encounter Easter until she.
Holy Saturday. Sabbath Saturday. It is the day after we hear Jesus lament, “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This is the day when he lay in the tomb, in the darkness without any light – the tomb sealed with a.