Zechariah 9: 9-10; Luke 19:28-40 “The Passion of Palm Sunday”

Read the Scriptures I have a colleague in ministry who has a complaint about the way most Christians observe Holy Week. My friend says that most go from the pomp of the Triumphal Entry of Palm Sunday to the victory of Easter without ever passing through the agony of Gethsemane,… Continue reading

The Cross in the Heart of God

“It is only because I can see God entering the darkness of human suffering and evil in his creation, recognizing it for what it really is, meeting it and conquering it, that I can accept a religious view of the world. Without the religious dimension, life would be senseless, and… Continue reading

John 12:12-19 “Why the Palms?”

Byron Rohrig, an Indiana Methodist minister, tells of an interesting meeting he had with his worship committee as they gathered to plan for Holy Week and Easter services. The budget was very tight that year because the church was behind in its contributions. Someone asked, “Is there any way to… Continue reading