My God! My God! why have you forsaken me. -Last Words of Christ- You have put me in the depths of the Pit, in the regions dark and deep. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me … [Read more...] about My God. My God. Why.
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s … [Read more...] about Lent Without Maps
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the … [Read more...] about Lent Without Hiding
This week's Matthew lectionary text is the Transfiguration *again,* (so much transfiguration!), and so this week for an early Monday Meditation, I'm publishing a sermon I preached two years ago on the … [Read more...] about Lent Without “My” Jesus
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, "If you are … [Read more...] about Lent Without Shortcuts
Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the … [Read more...] about “I Don’t Want Those Sissy Ashes”
'Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his … [Read more...] about Lent Without Fear