Fifth Sunday of Easter
REFLECTION FROM WORDS FOR WORSHIP For people of our time and culture it is very easy to not pay enough attention to how world and mind shattering Peter’s experience in this week’s text actually was. Like any Jew of his time Peter’s whole identity was invested in his Jewishness and his Jewishness was Read...
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Fourth Sunday of Easter
REFLECTION FROM WORDS FOR WORSHIP Many of us know the Twenty-Third Psalm almost backwards it is so familiar to us. Perhaps, in our busy and frenetic world, its most poignant line is verse two, “He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters.” We know, almost intuitively, that Read...
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Third Sunday of Easter
It is so easy to get caught up in trivial interpretations of scripture and miss the point. Take a look at John 21:11: “Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.” Now, why in heaven’s name Read...
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Second Sunday of Easter
Three times in our text (John 20:19-31) Jesus says “peace be with you.” While we might read this as a habitual greeting in the same way we use “how are you,” without often meaning that we want to know exactly how a person is feeling physically, we can also read this greeting as Read...
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