“Death of Pretense”: An Easter Sermon

Preached at Trinity Baptist Church on April 8, 2012. Text:  Mark 16:1-8 I. Bible scholars are unclear as to the real ending of the Gospel of Mark.  If you look in your Bibles later this evening to catch up on some Easter reading, you’ll note that there are several “endings” to Mark 16. We areContinue reading ““Death of Pretense”: An Easter Sermon”

An Easter community inspires mutual welcome between strangers

What does it mean to be Easter people, a people who have seen Christ embrace us from atop a cross in spite of our sin?  It means accepting God’s hospitable invitation to new way of being community for one another. In a recent Christian Century article, ethicist Christine Pohl states that a best practice for buildingContinue reading “An Easter community inspires mutual welcome between strangers”