New Through Death: Hope for Life in the Resurrection

*Manuscript from a sermon that I preached on January 4, 2018 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one … More New Through Death: Hope for Life in the Resurrection

Unexpected Grace: Life in the Crucifixion

The Crucifixion: Mark 15:21-32  21 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. 22 And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull). 23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. 24 And … More Unexpected Grace: Life in the Crucifixion

The Lobster, Loneliness, and the Law of Compatability

*This post may contain spoilers. What lengths do you go to not be alone? How far would you go? Maybe it’s crafting the perfect Instagram photo, maybe it’s pretending to like that television show that you despise, or making yourself into someone you are not. The Lobster explores this idea in quirky and provoking ways throughout. … More The Lobster, Loneliness, and the Law of Compatability