The Familiar Voice

Fourth Sunday of Easter-A Every voice is unique and, over time, becomes familiar. Even the tame beasts grazing in pastures soon learn to hear the voice of their master and come to know the shepherd is nonpredatory and safe. Throughout history, Christians have come to rely on Psalm 23 during times of tragedy to bring … Continue reading The Familiar Voice

Two Perceptions of Jesus: Both True

Third Sunday of Easter-A In 1953, the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein used a simple image of the iconic duck-rabbit drawing to illustrate what philosophers called aspect perception. Aspect perception studies how a human being’s perception influences their understanding of the world. Especially important for those philosophers is how aspect perception plays a vital role in … Continue reading Two Perceptions of Jesus: Both True

Just as He Said; He has been Raised

First, there is doubt, then faith. In a conversation with the Pharisee, Nicodemus, Jesus tells his creatures the great love God has for them, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.In speaking with Nicodemus, Jesus … Continue reading Just as He Said; He has been Raised

Early in the Morning on the First Day

"It was early in the morning, on the first day of the week when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw the stone removed from the tomb."  Early in the morning, the heavens radiate bright colors, the orange warmth of God's presence peeking into view. The burning red of God's redeeming love stretches … Continue reading Early in the Morning on the First Day

Fourth Sunday Easter -Year C

Let’s Spend Some Time with the Acts of the Apostles The Acts of the Apostles is perhaps a little unique in the realm of New Testament witness. It is primarily an historical account after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The words in the Acts of the Apostles convey what happened in the early … Continue reading Fourth Sunday Easter -Year C

Believe Jesus is Risen

Charles Colson, former White House counsel for President Nixon, who was best known as the mastermind of many political dirty tricks in the Nixon administration said this about the Resurrection after he had a Christian conversion while serving time in federal prison,“I know the Resurrection is fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because … Continue reading Believe Jesus is Risen