Shrove Tuesday Ushers in Lent

By Diana Sanchez-Bushong
Shrove Tuesday (as in "to shrive," to absolve or do penance) marks the last hurrah before the austerity of Lent begins. It's the same concept as the festivals of Mardi Gras (Fat… read more

Believing is Seeing

By Tracy Hartman
Luke 24:13-49 Where do you go when life overwhelms you and you just have to get away? Do you frequent a local coffee shop or corner bar? Do you escape to the beach or the river?… read more

Steve Jobs' Best Invention

By Keith Anderson
I recently finished reading the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs and I quite liked it. I especially enjoyed learning about how many of the Apple products like the Mac… read more

Lectionary Commentary: March 11, 2012

By Victoria Atkinson White
Psalm 19 This text details the glory of God. It is evident in nature, in relationships, in knowledge, and in earthly treasures. Throughout the psalm, God's glory surrounds us and… read more

Multiple Intelligences in Worship

By Anne Perry
When liturgy works, each worshiper is spiritually touched by some element of the worship service. When it doesn't, each person knows that as well. To better assure the former more … read more

The Cross of Life

By J. Michael Lowry
Hebrews 10:16-25 For a couple of years my wife and I have attended Good Friday services at St. John the Evangelist Monastery (an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts)… read more

Answering Pilate's Question

By C. Chappell Temple
John 18:28–19:26 Had he been asked at the time, he would never have guessed that he would be known best for centuries afterward for the his role as summarized in the simple… read more

Good Friday

By Thomas Lane Butts
John 18:1–19:42 What a day! Who in the world gave it the name "Good Friday"? Reading even the most sketchy and benign accounts of that day is enough to make even the strong… read more

Joseph of Arimathea

By Robert Martin Walker
A Sermon/Monologue for Good Friday Isaiah 52:13–53:12; John 18:1–19:42 As a member of the Sanhedrin, I had participated in audiences with the procurator of Judea… read more

Will You Let Jesus Wash Your Feet?

By Marsha Brown Woodward
Text: John 13:1-17 Theme: It takes courage to risk being open with Christ. Sermon Outline FROM PETER'S PERSPECTIVE Set the stage by retelling the story from the perspective of… read more

The Mandate

By C. Chappell Temple
John 13:1-17, 31b-35 The prophets may have called them "beautiful," at least when they belonged to those who brought good news to others. On the whole, however, most of us would… read more

Jesus Prepares the Disciples

By Thomas Lane Butts
John 13:1-17, 31b-35 We come now to John's account of the beginning of the end of Jesus' earthly life. This is the beginning of his passion. John establishes the mood of Jesus… read more
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