Odds are many of our readers are familiar with the story of Jesus and Peter sitting near the edge of the water after breakfast when Jesus addresses Peter. Three times Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love me?” And three times Peter says “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus responds, “Feed my lambs”, “Tend my sheep”, and “Feed my sheep”.
Last week I discussed some things I have learned over the years regarding the journey that is the corporate worship service. This week I would like to continue the conversation and look at larger view of the journey, namely the one through which we walk during the year: the Church calendar.
We live in a world that is run by different calendars: chronological, fiscal, academic. Each month sees the celebration of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries of various kinds, and civic holidays; each month also sees the remembering of those who have passed, the recalling of demarcating events in history, both good and bad. Interwoven in all of this is the Church calendar.Read More »
Star Wars has burst back into the cinematic scene with J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. When I think of Star Wars, I recall one of my favorite scenes featuring Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. As Darth Vader attempts to seduce Luke to the Dark Side of the Force, George Lucas captures Luke’s inner struggle with some unique imagery. As Luke hides from Darth Vader, we see red light, representing the Dark Side, on one side of Luke’s face, and blue light, representing the Light Side, on the other side of Luke’s face.Read More »