• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • April 28: Go Therefore

    Matthew ends his resurrection chapter, and his gospel story, with a bang!  After the geologic, tectonic,  meteorological and supernal fireworks earlier in chapter 28, that’s really saying something!  But there

  • April 27: Under My Feet

    Yep, we begin with a Carole King homage, and it is beautiful!  In Matthew’s Gospel, we really can feel the earth move under our feet, and it sure beats the

  • April 26: We Interrupt This Reflection…

    Following exploration of the New Testament’s two earliest resurrection sources, Pauline and Markan in that order, I pause before continuing to Matthew, Luke, John and others.  Have you ever wondered

  • April 25: You Go First!

    Oh, the Indiana Jones’ tropes will fly as we tackle Mark’s secondary and tertiary endings!  While scholars debate endlessly about Mark 16:8b-19 (just examine your study bible notes to confirm),

  • April 24: Read Mark, Learn & Digest

    Our Vicar Emeritus always loved the Collect of the Day imploring us to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest God’s word!  He joked one year about removing that consequential comma

  • April 23: Stump the Ordained Chump!

    We take a brief respite from Resurrection to query the digital crowd!  After 58 daily reflections dating from February 27th, if anyone can recall that far back, I am taking

  • April 22: Grace and Peace

    The renowned 20th century Scottish evangelical biblical scholar Dr. F.F. Bruce authored his magnum opus on the Apostle Paul with the best title ever!  Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set

  • April 21: I Am Jesus

    Although chronologically out of order, it seems logical to keep all of our Pauline resurrection moments together.  Yesterday we visited with Paul’s own account of encountering the Risen Christ, but

  • April 20: Out of Time

    The New Testament contains approximately 17 instances in 8 books of the resurrected Jesus appearing and interacting with various disciples.  Not all are as obvious as you might think, so

  • April 19: He Has Rosen!

    The very best Easter acclamation I ever heard came from our young daughter very early one Easter morning as she excitedly rushed into our bedroom, realizing what morning it was.