Category Archives: Good Friday

Were you there?

None of us were there. We only know the ancient story from those who were. If we had been, we would not have kept his death from happening. What I trust is this. God was there. My God. Our God. Our God who knows what it’s like to lose a son. Continue reading

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Not this year …

I had the privilege once of being present at a celebration of 65 years of ordained ministry.  I’ve been present for a few 50 year ordination anniversaries.   Those milestones will not happen for me.  God waited until I was … Continue reading

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He was watching his mother watching him die …

Today I will preach the Third Word at the Seven Last Words of Christ ecumenical Good Friday service in Cleveland Heights.  I appreciate the invitation each year.  This year in the wake of the Newtown Shootings and my church’s commitment … Continue reading

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