Practice Resurrection

Followers of Jesus are a Resurrection people!

Great! What does that mean? The scripture accounts of the Resurrection give some idea what that might mean, and how to live into Resurrection in our own lives. Some scholars say that each Gospel account is just a long prologue to the Resurrection. The Resurrection account in the Gospel of John is Chapter 20. Nineteen chapters of prologue and then we hear that Jesus appeared to his disciples. Resurrection! Continue reading

Godforsaken

Godforsaken.

The battlefield of parched bones we hear about from Ezekiel is a lonelier view than a person would usually see wandering in the wilderness. It is a vision of destruction—the evidence of the failure that that led to bondage and exile. Ezekiel wrote, six centuries before Jesus, about the crushing defeat of the people of Israel at the hands of the Babylonians. Continue reading