Easter 2020

Last Sunday was the strangest Easter of my life. In my childhood Easter meant a basket filled will jelly beans and various forms of chocolate. Occasionally it also meant a new Easter dress and a visit with Mom to likely a Presbyterian or Methodist service. One set of grandparents claimed Methodist heritage, so when Mom wanted to attend a service it was usually one of theirs. I have zero memories of ever attending an Easter […]

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Fire, Good Friday & Easter Sunday

Though I am neither French nor Catholic, I mourn at the devastation at the Notre Dame Cathedral on the Monday of Christian’s Holiest of Weeks. Long before I was a pastor, I was drawn to churches. I’ve been inside hundreds of churches and a member of over a dozen. It’s in my DNA. My Great Grandfather twelve generations back, Elder William Brewster, was tapped to be the spiritual leader of the band of Pilgrims on […]

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Happy Easter (After Good Friday of course)

And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all. (Hebrews 10:10) Another Easter is upon us. So I’ve been pondering the “so what” about this annual cycle of Holy Week, culminating with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter morning. I have time to ponder such things now that I’m no longer responsible for any of these services.  Why do we still do this […]

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