Easter Expectations and Real Life

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I’ve lived in New England long enough to know that spring isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Jill and I initially discovered this almost 40 years ago, during our first year in New England. It was spring break at Yale Divinity School, so it was spring, right? Spring in Southern California, our home […]

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Easter in the Valley of Dry Bones

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To read the prophet Ezekiel is like walking into someone’s hallucinations. Once he introduces himself in the first chapter and tells us who he is, when he lived, and where, he then wastes no time in introducing us to a God who completely disorients him and us too. Although it might be helpful here to […]

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It’s Easter: Hear the Music!

Spring certainly is about flowers and stick-trees coming back into leaf, but, even more, it is about the return of music. Spring becomes real the first time you’re able to sit outdoors and hear the birds sing, or listen to the song of peepers in the wetlands. Winter is a silent season. Except for the […]

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