Love and Fear: For Good Friday

By Neil Dhingra Now imagine a film projected not on a screen but on a rubbish dump. The story of Jesus — which in its full extent is the entire Bible — is the projection of the trinitarian life of God on the r... Read More...

For Maundy Thursday

By Garwood Anderson The Maundy Thursday liturgy is probably my favorite of the year. So much happens, from the washing of feet to the Garden of Gethsemane to the celebration in the Upper Room to the Garden o... Read More...

Powerless Christianity

By Eugene R. Schlesinger  I gave my back to those who struck me and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. —Isaiah 50:6   Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he e... Read More...

The Poetry of Reconciliation

By Jonathan Mitchican When it comes to interpreting Scripture, N.T. Wright famously said, “We must stop giving nineteenth-century answers to sixteenth-century questions and try to give twenty-first-century a... Read More...

Becoming Leaders of Profound Change

By Kristine Blaess In 1992, President Václav Havel of Czechoslovakia wrote an Opinion piece for The New York Times that electrified its readership. “The end of Communism is, first and foremost, a message to ... Read More...

Good Friday Is Not a Funeral for Jesus

By Bryan Owen In many parts of the Episcopal Church there’s a tradition of highlighting the mournful character of Good Friday and the agonies of our Lord's suffering. This is sometimes underscored by veiling crosses in black and by using black for vestments... Read More...

Watch With Me

By Elisabeth Rain Kincaid Jesus said, wait with me. But the disciples slept. Mary Oliver’s haunting poem, “Gethsemane,” contrasts the faithfulness of elements of nature to watch with Christ in the Garden ... Read More...

The Sign on the Cross

By Jean McCurdy Meade IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM Ἰησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος ὁ βασιλεύς τῶν Ἰουδαίων שוע הנצרי ומלך היהודים. Americans don’t like the idea of a monarchy; we may watch The Crown but we do not want t... Read More...