A Different Kind of…Everything

He is Risen! This holy week I’ve been talking about how the events marked during this week change everything. Jesus instituted a different kind of revolution, a different kind of covenant relationship, and revealed himself as a different kind of king. The resurrection confirmed all of these things, and so much more. The resurrection, it…

A Different Kind of Relationship

Today is Maundy Thursday according to the Church’s liturgical calendar. For those outside of liturgical traditions, including most Baptists like myself, Maundy Thursday is essentially the day that focuses on the “Last Supper” of Jesus and his disciples. It is, in many ways, preparation for Good Friday. Maundy comes the Latin for commandment, and is…

A Different Kind of Revolution

Today is Palm Sunday. This is the day that marks Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as its King. The name comes from the branches that people cut down and laid down or waved as Jesus came into the city, which is noted in Matthew and Mark, and from the fact that “Coat/Cloak Sunday” just didn’t have…