Lent Week 5: Is There a Safe Place to Repent?

We began our Lenten journey by going straight back to the beginning of our Christian faith:  At the tomb of Jesus, where he had just risen from the dead.  Why an Easter story during Lent?  Because Easter is not a one-day-a-year thing, it is the every-day-of-the-year reality of who we are as Christians.  We are…

Lent Week 4: Do Not Be Afraid

We began our Lenten journey by going straight back to the beginning of our Christian faith:  At the tomb of Jesus, where he had just risen from the dead.  Why an Easter story during Lent?  Because Easter is not a one-day-a-year thing, it is the every-day-of-the-year reality of who we are as Christians.  We are…

Lent Week 3: We Are Not Alone

We began our Lenten journey by going straight back to the beginning of our Christian faith:  At the tomb of Jesus, where he had just risen from the dead.  Why an Easter story during Lent?  Because Easter is not a one-day-a-year thing, it is the every-day-of-the-year reality of who we are as Christians.  We are…

Lent Week 2: Relations of Resurrection People

We began our Lenten journey by going straight back to the beginning of our Christian faith:  At the tomb of Jesus, where he had just risen from the dead.  Why an Easter story during Lent?  Because Easter is not a one-day-a-year thing, it is the every-day-of-the-year reality of who we are as Christians.  We are…

John Piper: Don’t Watch Deadpool

Deadpool, the latest in the Marvel Comics X-Men film series, dropped this weekend.  Surprise surprise, John Piper had something to say about it.  His comments (lightly edited) can be found at the Desiring God website. Turns out the movie has some nudity in it.  And that is of HUGE concern to Piper.  Piper preaches complete…

Lent Week 1: Politics of Resurrection People

We began our Lenten journey last week at the tomb of Jesus, where he had just risen from the dead.  Why begin Lent with an Easter story?  Because Easter is not a one-day-a-year thing, it is the every-day-of-the-year reality of who we are as Christians.  We are a resurrection people, formed at a fundamental level…

Ash Wednesday: The Beginning

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season. Lent is the forty days before Easter.  Start at Easter, back up six Sundays, then back up a few more days to the Wednesday before, and you get to Ash Wednesday.  That’s actually forty-six days.  Back out the six Sundays, which are treated as…