Keeping our eyes on the constant in a sea of turmoil 
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Keeping our eyes on the constant in a sea of turmoil 

By Marv Knox  My buddy Brent accompanied me through one of the longest days of my life. “Wanna go deep-sea fishing?” he had asked. Adrift of sanity, I had answered affirmatively. We awoke way before dawn—on vacation; that should’ve been a clue—and trekked toward the harbor. A flashing “Hot Donuts!” sign lured us off the road for a few minutes. Fortified with coffee and buzzing with … Continue reading

Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Maundy Thursday
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Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Maundy Thursday

“I thirst” These words of Jesus bring us face-to-face with the fullness of his humanity. The extraordinary suffering he is experiencing has left him dry and parched; he is thirsty. Any human being having experienced the cruelty of crucifixion would be thirsty. The fullness of Jesus’ divinity does not diminish the fullness of his humanity. … Continue reading

Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Holy Tuesday
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Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Holy Tuesday

“Woman, behold your son; son, behold your mother” Among Jesus’ words from the cross are words of provision for his mother and a disciple whom he loves dearly. As he dies, he models a sacrificial concern for his mother and a tremendously close friend. When we listen to Jesus speak these words, we are called … Continue reading

“Do This in Remembrance of Me”—Celebrating Communion in a Time of Social Distance
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“Do This in Remembrance of Me”—Celebrating Communion in a Time of Social Distance

By Paul Baxley  We are at the beginning of a most unusual Holy Week. Even in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, we Christians are called to remember the final hours of Jesus’ life, so that the Holy Spirit may bring those events powerfully into our present circumstances so that we can experience grace, … Continue reading

Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Holy Monday
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Words in the Dark: The Seven Last Words of Christ – Holy Monday

“This day, you are with me in paradise” Jesus’ second words, spoken to a thief on another cross, are spoken across a terrible boundary of physical separation and social distance. Jesus and this thief cannot touch each other. We cannot even be certain that by position they can see each other. But the thief reaches … Continue reading

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Baptist church includes dancing in worship on Easter Sunday

The following post comes from Jonathan Davis of Wildewood Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Houston’s Ad Deum Dance Company performed in Easter worship services, depicting Christ’s death, burial and resurrection through the art of dance Wildewood Baptist Church danced on Easter.  On Easter Sunday, the church celebrated through the arts and Ad Deum, one of … Continue reading