A Tre Ore sermon for Good Friday
Even though our winter was mild this year, spring always seems delayed. The cold … a brief warming … cold again. It makes one ache for spring. But spring is finally here and I’m glad. The ground has warmed and the grass has greened. My family and I spent some time last week turning the soil ..
Is there an imbalance in our Good Friday and Easter (and the Sundays before and after) preaching?
Truth — would you recognize it if you saw it?
One of my students who has an interest in the early church thought he had run across an indication that there were times when the early church fathers preached/lectured on the days of creation during Holy Week. Now whether or not they did so, I don’t know for sure. But as I reflected on the idea, it suggested some intriguing connections. It provides a way of pulling together the original creation and the new creation as it focuses on the central role of God’s human creatures in both instances
A couple weeks ago Dr. Erik Herrmann discussed the singing of the passion narrative. He and seminarian Dallas Dubke sang Matthew’s narrative in chapel this past Monday. Even as you worship with the Body of Christ over these next days, may this help you in your individual preparations. [FMP width=”480″ height=”360″]http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/FeedEnclosure/csl-public-dz.6769737377.06769737379.7387430175/enclosure.mp4[/FMP]