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…

Second Lines

I just returned from a trip to Louisiana to see some friends. While there, I went into New Orleans to visit the World War 2 museum (well worth a blog post of its own). After leaving the museum, I spent some time walking around downtown, and heard some music playing and noticed people walking down…

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:…