Silent Saturday

Yesterday was the day that changed all days, for the resurrection of Jesus is the hinge point of history. The empty tomb upended the vice grip of sin and death, and its ultimate claim on our lives. And so, yesterday, we celebrated. Where Friday was a day of sorrow, grief, & darkness at the cross,…

Thoughts for Holy Week

In Mark 15, as Jesus stands before Pilate, the Roman leader asks him: Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus' answer is sparse, cryptic, and not really an answer -- or at least, not the answer Pilate was looking for: You say so, read some versions. You have said it, reads another. It is…

On Setting Up an Easter Playlist

On Easter morning, I opened the music app on my phone and noticed something: . Spotify doesn't recommend a Resurrection Sunday playlist. Or even an Easter playlist. If it had been October 4, instead of April 4, they would have already been recommending a Christmas playlist. So why not Easter? Then it occurred to me:…