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A Surprising Easter Tradition

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Most of our traditional Easter practices happen on Easter Sunday: going to church with family, a sunrise service, a special dinner, wearing fancy spring dresses, hunting for eggs, and so forth. In church, we sing music reserved for Easter, hymns such as “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” And in many of our churches, we […]

Easter Reflections

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Recently Ben Witherington III spoke at a Laity Lodge retreat. Ben, as you may know, is a leading New Testament scholar with impressive credentials. (When I printed his list of publications from his website, it took ten pages!) Ben also has one of the most informative and delightful blogs in the blogosphere. You’ll never know […]

The Stations of the Resurrection!

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
Yes, I know Easter Sunday was yesterday. But, for Christians throughout the world, Easter is not just a day, but a 50-day season, beginning with Easter Sunday and continuing to Pentecost. So today I continue my reflections on Easter.
If you’re looking for what I’ve written before on the season of […]

The Stations of the Cross: An Easter Postscript

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
So Christians have proclaimed for centuries on Easter morning, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. (Photo: A painting of the resurrection of Christ by Matthias Grünewald, c. 1515. I changed the shape a bit to fit this space. This was originally an altarpiece for the Monastery of St. Anthony […]