Staring Down Death

“In the long run, we are all dead.”  —John Maynard Keynes “Are you afraid to die? Remember that for a child of God, death is only a passing through to a wonderful new world…”  —Corrie Ten Boom The idea of death is unpopular, unsettling and perhaps a little rude.  It is a great way of puttingContinue reading “Staring Down Death”

Depictions of an Empty Tomb

It’s Easter Sunday, and so I’m foregoing the usual routine and directing my attention to photos/artwork depicting the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. Take a look, pause and even pray–if that is something you want to do. “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raisedContinue reading “Depictions of an Empty Tomb”

It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming!

 “he humbled himself in obedience to God     and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” Philippians 2:8 Dr. Tony Campolo tells the story of a little preaching competition that he had with his pastor during services at the church where he attends. Dr. Campolo tells how he preached the “perfect” sermon, perfect in every way. He hadContinue reading “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming!”

First, You Die

“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. 25 Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keepContinue reading “First, You Die”