The events of the past week were a blur for Mary Magdalene. Only a week ago, she and dozens of Jesus’ followers celebrated his entry into Jerusalem with an impromptu parade. Mary Magdalene remembered how the shopkeepers and pilgrims, in Jerusalem for th
Suppose everything we thought and believed about religion got stripped away from us in one horrific event. Suppose all the answers we thought we had to all the questions we thought people wanted answered, seemed hollow and empty.
God In The Hardships
This is a story that is familiar to those of us who grew up in Sunday School. The story of “Blind Bartimaeus” is what my Primary teacher called it. It’s the story of a man who was reduced to begging because he was blind. Unlike our day, in the first ce
Hardship Of Life
Today is Father’s Day and I want us to look for a few moments at the portrait of a father that Jesus paints for us in Matthew’s gospel. What Jesus is doing here is Matthew’s gospel is the same thing that he has done so many times before – challenging the