Category: jesus

Palm Sunday: The collision of hope and fear

A couple of days ago, Palm Sunday, I preached at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. A few people asked me about my sermon text, which I didn’t have, since I preached without notes. As...

Saturday after Ash Wednesday:

From the Gospel reading in the daily office lectionary: “Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’”

Thursday after Ash Wednesday: Agnus Dei

From the Gospel reading in the daily office, “The next day [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the...

Hell hath a vending machine

As we think about the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ this week, I hope we’ll get past Anselmian atonement theory to look at other facets of Christ’s death. Mind you, I’m not —...

Music for Candlemas

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, also known as Candlemas. The Nunc dimittis is the theme song for today. Enjoy. Here’s some lovely music from...

The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

This stunning image is “The Baptism of Jesus” by He Qi. If you don’t know his work, go browse his online gallery. Prints are for sale at quite reasonable prices. Here is some music...

When something is missing

The Lens at the New York Times has a fascinating collection of images entitled, “Iconic Scenes, Revisited and Reimagined.” Here are famous photos, but without the thing that made them famous. Recognize this one?...