Introduction: Many people have crosses. Here are my favorites. (Show the crosses and tell the occasions when I received them.) Many of us wear crosses, but their meaning often has little to do with the crucifixion. A professor once told our class that we should wear little electric chairs to remember that crosses were instruments … read more
The opening line of T.S. Eliot's masterful poem, "The Waste Land," reads: "April is the cruelest month…" For me and for my Easter Season reflections, Eliot so describes the fourth month as such because throughout nature, things are dying to be born. The knuckled bud on the branch is dying to bloom and then blossom. The bulbs planted in the Fall are striving to break the earth's crust in order to be birthed.
Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 40:1-14; Hebrews 10:1-25; John 18:31-19:37
It’s been a hell of a Lent.
Good Friday Sermon 2013
Dr. Steven Bishop