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The Donkey, the Cross and the White Horse

Sweat beads on the forehead of the Son of Man. The small donkey feels a rush of anxiety as the throngs come into view, but Jesus calms him with a gentle stroke of his side. 430 more words


Theatre of the Oppressed

In the end, no matter how it starts, the same pattern plays out over and over at demonstrations in Israel-Palestine; the same drama, unfolding in the same acts. 790 more words

God's People Jew and Christian

“Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.” (Isaiah 52:1 AMP; cross-reference to Revelation 21:27) 100 more words


Lenten Reflection: The Palm and Passion Sunday Liturgies

Palm Sunday is a very unusual day.  We begin with the triumph of the Liturgy of the Palms, lots of Hosanna’s and a huge exuberant welcome party for Jesus upon his entrance to Jerusalem, The texts for the Liturgy of the Palms, Hosanna to the Son of David, All Glory Laud and Honor, and Ride on, ride on in Majesty, all reflect an almost shocking and sudden burst of enthusiastic joy and triumph toward the very end of the annual Lenten journey. 443 more words

Lenten Reflections

The Masa Leadership Summit and my plans for Passover [Europe]

Has there ever been a more perfect time to blog than sitting at the airport waiting for a flight to Paris?! … probably not.  But before I gush over my travel plans, I’ll summarise my past week. 602 more words