A New Light on a Dark Friday Cry

Today’s Throwback Thursday is a piece I have revisited each holy week over the past few years. As we remember Jesus’ anguished cry from the cross, we are once again extended an invitation to delve a little deeper into the mystery of just what he might have meant.

Psalm 22, …

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“I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

Psalm 22 and the Princess Bride

(Excerpted from the book THEOLOGY IN AISLE SEVEN, by Carolyn Arends)

My kids finally saw The Princess Bride, a movie their dad and I have loved since our college days. There is something wonderful about watching your favorite people …

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Holy Week Confessions

A lyric video for “My Favourite Lie” …

What's So Good About Good Friday?

A few years ago I was asked to write a piece for TCW Magazine exploring our natural tendency to want the high of Easter Sunday without the low of Good Friday. As we once again find ourselves in the midst of another Dark Friday, I thought I’d share …

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Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis (A Poem for Good Friday)

I have found the poems of Denise Levertov to be particularly good companions this Lenten Season. Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis is one of her more staggering pieces – a look a little deeper into what it must have cost to make this Friday good.

By Denise Levertov

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