July 9, 2020

Another Look – Sad of heart

Easter Monday Another Look: Sad of heart (Luke 24) “They stopped, their faces drawn with misery…” (Luke 24:18). When we meet our friends on the road to Emmaus, we can see that they are sad of heart. Their faces are downcast, their voices hushed, their shoulders slumped. The two are absorbed in a serious conversation […]

Easter Sunday 2020

May the risen Christ meet you, as he met Mary, on this blessed Easter Sunday.

Another Look: Living as Easter People (2)

Note from CM: Back in 2011, we did a series called “Easter People.” I’ll be re-posting these for a few Sundays during this Easter season. • • • “Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so […]

Another Look: Living as Easter People (1)

Note from CM: Back in 2011, we did a series called “Easter People.” I’ll be re-posting these on Sundays during this Easter season. • • • We’ve had many posts here at Internet Monk commending the use of the church calendar for spiritual formation. When we follow the Church Year, we live in the story […]

Easter Monday 2019: A Quiet, Personal Easter

Easter Monday A Quiet, Personal Easter If there is ever a day when the church goes all out, it’s on Easter Sunday. And this is as it should be. From the earliest days of the church, the Sunday of the resurrection has been the primary festive occasion of the church. The resurrection is the very […]

The 3 Days — Easter Sunday 2019

Easter Sunday 2019 Praise and thanks remain your song of praise Hell and the devil are overcome their gates are destroyed Shout and cheer, you loosened tongues, so that you are heard in heaven Open up, you heavens,the splendid arches, the Lion of Judah comes drawn in victory! • J.S. Bach Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) […]

Sundays in Easter: The Very Good Gospel (6)

When Jesus talked about witness, he referred to our being his witnesses. We are to be his evidence as we show the world that the Kingdom of God has come. • Lisa Sharon Harper • • • On Sundays in Easter, we are hearing from Lisa Sharon Harper about The Very Good Gospel: How Everything […]

Sundays in Easter: The Very Good Gospel (5)

Shalom says we all are connected. Every relationship created by God is strung together in a web of intimate relationships. To affect one is to affect all. So when our distrust of God leads us to separate ourselves from God, we also are separated from ourselves. We govern ourselves in our own ways, not in […]

Sundays in Easter: The Very Good Gospel (4)

God is our home, and from birth to death, the whole of our lives is a journey to return home. • Lisa Sharon Harper • • • On Sundays in Easter, we are hearing from Lisa Sharon Harper about The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right. Her book is about the […]

Sundays in Easter: The Very Good Gospel (3)

Sin is not about the personal imperfection of the self. Rather, sin is any act that breaks any of the relationships God declared very good in the beginning. • Lisa Sharon Harper • • • On Sundays in Easter, we are hearing from Lisa Sharon Harper about The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can […]