Be it the English Sally Lunn, Germany's Pretzels, France's Crepes, the Tortillas of Mexico, the Kulich of Russia, the Kouloras of Greece, or the Hebrew Challah, bread is the staff of life in many cultures. Which is why breaking bread signifies friendship, unity and hospitality. Whether breaking bread over the communion table or sharing it with … Continue reading Breaking Bread and Standing Together
Communication has existed from the beginning of time, and likely even before. But what we know of it began when God created everything, through speech. He simply spoke and it all came into being. God used communication to construct, and he wants us to do likewise. Through it he created a safe place, provided for … Continue reading 4 Ways to Make your Tongue a Building Tool
I've decided to not continue with Friday Finds, as it was just too time-consuming to locate resources. However, I will still share from time to time any good resources I do locate. In fact, I already have a few for Easter week. Hope they prove useful! 1. Open Network, whose mission is to equip churches … Continue reading Easter Week Resources
Masterfully written, David Kitz's retelling of the Passion through the eyes of centurion Marcus Longinus, drew me in from the start. His book, The Soldier Who Killed a King, is definitely one to put on your to-read list! Sometimes we become so over-familiar with the Gospel story that it loses much of its impact. But … Continue reading The Soldier Who Killed a King [Book Review]
Although his birthdate is unknown, Pontius Pilate was born to the Pontii clan, possibly in what was known as the Samnium region of central Italy, as Marcus Pontius Pilates. He was the prefect, or governor, of Judaea under the reign of the emporer Tiberius. We know little more than this, but much of what we … Continue reading Pontius Pilate: A Character Sketch
It is the last day of our Lord's earthly life. He has just spent a night of anguish. In distress over leaving his disciples, anguish of soul over what he must face. Betrayed, denied, and abandoned by his disciples. Arrest, maltreatment, and mockery from the Jewish authorities. A night to send most anyone into a … Continue reading What Then Shall I Do With Jesus?