May 8: Table for Two

We continue our Johnannine resurrection journey with the candlelight flickering upon the corner table barely large enough for two in close quarters.  This is the anti-social distance resurrection story, and if my interpretation shocks you, well…..good.  While I have never ascribed to the wild inferences of a physical relationship between

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May 7: Take Your Marks

For the final time we return to the Empty Tomb, this time in John 20:1-10.  Note the distinctive Johnannine features.  Mary Magdalene visits alone here, not to complete the burial details (as Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus have already accomplished) but just to grieve.  The stone is not just rolled

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May 6: Yes, You in the Back!

We now arrive to our final grouping of resurrection texts, and finally, to a scriptural neighborhood with which I am actually acquainted!  Whew!  Our final texts cohere under the broad umbrella of John, or using a more accurate descriptor, Johnannine, meaning they use the vocabulary, reflect the sophisticated and distinctive

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May 5: And the Rest…

Poor Professor and Mary Ann.  Yes, loyal readers it’s time to sit right back and hear a tale!  How can we speak about the resurrection of Jesus Christ and not include…Gilligan’s Island?!  This beloved 1960’s television cult classic, the godfather of Survivor and Castaway, disrespected the Professor and Mary Ann

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May 4: It Is Not For You

When?!  When does this isolation conclude?!  When can we get back to work?!  When is there an effective treatment?!  When do we get a vaccine?!  When??!!  Well, let’s turn to an authority on schedules for more insight….we welcome into the Eastertide Reflection studio today “Mr. Jesus.”  Mr. Jesus serves as

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May 3: You Are Witnesses

Luke 24 is truly the scriptural gift which just keeps on giving!  But sadly we have reached the end…or have we?!  Today we (kinda) close with Luke 24:44-53, again, all on this very extended Easter Day.  Again we come geographically close to Jerusalemite churches, the Lazarium, Eleona (atop the Mount

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May 2: I’m Starving!

It strains credulity that all of Luke 24 occurs in a single day…and Luke presents it exactly like that!  Whew!  And hey, since we have 50 days of Eastertide I don’t mind pacing us through these magnificent resurrection passages!  Today let’s reflect upon Luke 24:36-43, the “shelter in place” resurrection

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May 1: Burning Hearts

Yesterday we explored Luke’s traditional Easter narrative to begin Luke 24.  But today, we depart any extant resurrection text to happily traverse uniquely Lukan material, a hugely consequential story to our Prayer Book worship and indeed to the entire catholic tradition.  Today we go to Emmaus. This is Luke’s signature

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April 30: He Is Not Here!

Between the evangelist Luke and his mentor Paul, the two provide roughly 1/4th of all Christian scripture.  Their perspective is unique and constitutive for any serious believer.  While Paul evidently felt no need to narrate his encounter with the Risen Jesus, Luke most certainly did.  Luke’s Gospel chapter 24 is

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April 29: Falling in Love

We pause roughly mid-way through our New Testament resurrection jaunt to simply take a reflective moment to fall in love.  For me these reflections have become such an integral part of my daily tether to Jesus and also to each of you dear brothers and sisters.  Whether near or far

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