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May 1, 2015

The Herald – May, 2015

The Herald - May, 2015

April 23, 2015

The Flash! – April 23, 2015

The Flash! - April 23, 2015

A couple of hours ago I went to 1948.  A Hanover Saint invited a group of us into a time capsule to go with her to a lunch counter at a Woolworth’s in downtown Wilmington.  We went there with her to get a cup of soup and a sandwich.  We went in with her and […]

April 16, 2015

The Flash! – April 16, 2015

The Flash! - April 16, 2015

Have you every considered your many identities?  When I play the identity game it goes a little like this: I am son and father; husband and brother; neighbor and friend; cousin and nephew; servant and leader.  Each of these identities represent different relationships; each relationship puts me in a different role.  By the grace of […]

April 9, 2015

The Flash! – April 9, 2015

The Flash! - April 9, 2015

All analogies fall short in replicating reality.  And yet a good analogy illuminates what is real, offers perspective, and provides direction. With that qualifier, I offer that if a congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA) represents the body of Christ, the session – the collective of elders elected by the congregation to represent and lead […]

April 2, 2015

The Flash! – April 2, 2015

The Flash! - April 2, 2015

Of the many eternal contributions to the Christian faith offered by St. Francis of Assisi, the Stations of the Cross may be his most enduring. To this day devout Christians, especially those in the Catholic tradition, process through a solemn ritual on Good Friday that puts them face-to-face with the sufferings and passion of Christ. […]

April 1, 2015

Holy Week 2015

Holy Week 2015

April 1, 2015

The Herald – April 2015

March 19, 2015

The Flash! – March 20, 2015

The Flash! - March 20, 2015

This week, with my feverish excuse in the rear view mirror, I nonetheless return to my Lenten companion, poet, and prophet Walter Wangerin.  In his twenty third day devotion he drops us into the Good Friday moment when Pontius Pilate offers the people an apparently benevolent, yet politically motivated, gift: they may choose one prisoner […]

March 13, 2015

The Flash! – March 12, 2015

The Flash! - March 12, 2015

In 1992 pastor, professor, writer, theologian, and storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. wrote a Lenten devotional called Reliving the Passion.  For each of the 40 days of Lent, Wangerin offers a reflection on several verses from the story of Christ’s passion in the Gospel of Mark.  For more than twenty years I have relived the passion […]

March 5, 2015

The Flash! – March 5, 2015

The Flash! - March 5, 2015

Oh what a night… At some point in my preparation for ministry I was taught the term kairos moment.  As with an epiphany, a kairos moment is a defining one; one in which the very essence of the goodness and grace of God is captured in time.  Three nights ago I had a kairos moment; […]

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