Category Archives: Reflections

The Truth, the Lie, and the Power of the Resurrection

Regardless of where one is on the political spectrum, there is a tendency to see news from someone who differs as “fake news,” or at least believe that facts have been selected or manipulated. The account in Matthew 28:1–15 of … Continue reading

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Placed in a New Tomb

Sometimes it takes a death to make us realize how much a person means to us. There may have been something of that in Joseph of Airmathea’s actions as he buries Jesus in his own tomb, recorded in Matthew 27:57–66. … Continue reading

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Christ’s Earthshaking Death

It’s Memorial Day weekend. We remember with gratitude those who have given their lives for their country. As Matthew 27:45–56 describes the death of Jesus, the text does not simply move us to gratitude for someone willing to die for … Continue reading

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Baptized into His Death

A baptism is a time for rejoicing. A child may not understand what is going on, but his parents realize that this is not just about him or them, it is first of all God marking his people as belonging … Continue reading

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Vote for One of the Above

Marking your ballot can be challenging, especially when differences are not clear cut. Though there was no written ballot, look at Matthew 27:15–26 and the choices that Pilate put before the people for a voice vote. This is a vote … Continue reading

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