Broken Hearted

Maundy Thursday One of the most profound things I’ve ever heard spoken about scripture is this: God did not give us the bible we wanted; he gave us the bible we needed. So, too, is this true of Jesus. God did not give us the savior, the messiah, that the Jews expected or wanted or…

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The Terrible Work

“Good Friday is the day you can do nothing. Bewailing and lamenting your manifold sins does not in itself make up for them. Scouring your soul in a frenzy of spring cleaning only sterilizes it; it does not give it life. On Good Friday, finally, we are all, mourners and mockers alike, reduced to the…

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Those Blessed Feet

In anticipation of Maundy Thursday, here’s a reprint post from a couple of years ago that looks at the John 13 text about footwashing. Earlier today some colleagues and I had a bit of a debate and discussion about foot washing. It was timely since tomorrow is Maundy Thursday and footwashing, a common occurence on this…

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Broken

Lent Wednesday March 20 2013 Have you ever thought to yourself: if I could just speak directly to Jesus, face to face, I would know what I should do with my life? I know I have. Many of us have probably wished we could find all the answers to our life questions in scripture. I’ve…

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Blessed are the Feet

Earlier today some colleagues and I had a bit of a debate and discussion about foot washing. It was timely since tomorrow is Maundy Thursday and footwashing, a common occurence on this day, is often accompanied by some anxiety. The whens, hows, whys, why nots and various other permutations were bounced around and an alternative option…

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Holy Week: The Broken Heart of God

One of the most profound things I’ve ever heard spoken about scripture is this: God did not give us the bible we wanted; he gave us the bible we needed. So, too, is this true of Jesus. God did not give us the savior, the messiah, that the Jews expected or wanted or that we…

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