Monthly Archives: January 2013

Darkness!

With an eye on the future of our nation, I did not find this past week an encouraging one. In his inauguration address our president spoke of a resolve “that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect … Continue reading

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The Son of Man Glorified

After my first year in seminary I served a summer internship in a church in Iowa. On my side of the pulpit was a brass plaque with the words, “Sir, we would see Jesus,” which I recognized from today’s text. … Continue reading

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The Triumphal Entry from a Post-Resurrection Perspective

John 12:12-19 is John’s description of the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. John presents his eyewitness account, but emphasizes how a historical perspective gave him insight into the significance of the events. That perspective is crucial if you are … Continue reading

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Funereal Perfume

The sense of smell can evoke powerful memories. The scent of perfume may bring to mind festive occasions. But here in John 12:1-11 Jesus associates the rich aroma of expensive perfume with a funeral–with his own burial. Appreciate the appropriateness … Continue reading

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