On Easter morning, we find Mary at the tomb, weeping. “Why are you crying?” she is asked. I suspect many of us know, know in our bones this pain, this grief. Easter is the story not just of Jesus rising up, but of Mary too. Mary goes to tell good news from the graveyard. Mary is sent so the world may know, hope is never finally dead.
Tag Archives: Christianity
Loud about Love
How many of us are covert about our Christian faith because we don’t want to be associated with that label? John 3:16 is perhaps the most famous line in the Bible. How we read it, how we interpret it, tells us a great deal about the kind of Christianity we practice. Is your faith about exclusion, hate and power? Is your faith about love?
Ash Wednesday: Dying that We Might Come Alive
Ireneaus of Lyon, in the second century, said that “the glory of God is the person fully alive.” How can we be more fully alive? More deeply alive? More awake, more engaged, more present?
The Church of England’s Half Measure on LGBTQ+ Inclusion isn’t Enough
The stakes on LGBTQ+ marriage are much bigger than church politics. Will Christians be consumed with our own inner fights and technicalities, or will we be bold for God’s love? Does the church serve itself, or serve the world in Christ’s name?