Palm Sunday: Persistent Preposterous Hope

On Palm Sunday Jesus knew what he was doing was dangerous. Jesus knew that allowing a crowd to shout Hosanna, to stage a demonstration on the Mount of Olives, Jesus knew this was revolutionary. You shout Hosanna to the savior, to the rescuer, to the Messiah.

Holy Week without Communion?

We are on the edge of the great three days of Holy Week. Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday, and for the first time I can remember I won't be inside a church. I won't participate in Communion. For the first time in several years, I won't celebrate the Eucharist as a priest in my community. I'm … Continue reading Holy Week without Communion?

Good Friday: Impunity, the Lynching Tree, and the Cross

We will know the power of Christ’s reconciling love, the power of Christ’s outstretched arms, when we know that Jesus’ saving embrace saves us by identifying with those who suffer. The Rector preaches about lynching, victims, impunity, and James Cone.