Tag: Christianity

What Happened at the Tomb?

In this post, as part of the “What Happened at” series, I want to take a brief look at what happened during the three days the body of Jesus was in the tomb. A lot of attention was given to Jesus’ burial in the… Continue Reading “What Happened at the Tomb?”

What Happened at the Cross?

What happened at the cross?  Easy answer – a lot. Many books have been written and have yet to be written on all that was accomplished on the cross where Christ was crucified. It was the most significant event in human history.  The effects of what… Continue Reading “What Happened at the Cross?”

What Happened At Gethsemane?

I know Passion Week and Easter are long past – but I am posting this now because it is always important to look at what happened to the people who were participants in that central week of human history.          It is important because what… Continue Reading “What Happened At Gethsemane?”

Equations

I grew up around math aficionados – a father and brother who were engineers, a sister who was trained as an accountant (also married to a scientist), and my late wife – who was a nurse and was very good with numbers. I was the misfit.  I… Continue Reading “Equations”

Abundantly Available

To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst… Continue Reading “Abundantly Available”

Sacred or Valuable?

Is there a difference between being valuable and being sacred? Cars are valuable but they are not sacred (at least to most people). Diamonds and gold are prized because of the way they hold their value – but they are not sacred.             Value is… Continue Reading “Sacred or Valuable?”

Only 39 Years

While subbing for a teacher in a school a week or so ago, we watched a video about Martin Luther King Junior. It went over his life, his hardships during the civil rights movement, and his accomplishments.  The narrator of the movie said he was… Continue Reading “Only 39 Years”

Psalm 44: The Power of Story

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them;  how thou didst afflict the people,… Continue Reading “Psalm 44: The Power of Story”

Living Happy in 2021

How are you doing as we come to the end of 2020?  Worn out with lockdown fatigue? Maybe you are enjoying a little relief because you made it to the end of the year in one piece. You may be struggling with some depression –… Continue Reading “Living Happy in 2021”

Advent

When I was a teenager, I was an acolyte (altar boy) in the Episcopal Church. One Sunday during Advent it was my duty to stand next to the priest with a burning taper to light a candle on our Advent Wreath.  While waiting nervously for… Continue Reading “Advent”