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The Prayer of Holy Saturday

Triune God, who loves in freedom and hast chosen us from all eternity to be your creatures and your partners: in humility majestic and in powerlessness almighty, you have made our humanity your own.  In Jesus, you came closer to us than we are to ourselves, yet more like us though so greatly different from […]

A very different power

This is one of my favorite quotes from Alan Lewis’s superb book, Between Cross and Resurrection. I figured it was definitely worth reposting this week: It is a very different God, and a very different power, that we have discovered in the story of divine self-emptying, God’s capacity for weakness, the ability - without loss of Godness […]

The new and alien kingdom

Sean the Baptist pulls out some great quotes from one of my all-time favorite books, Between Cross and Resurrection, by Alan Lewis. They simply must be re-posted: “What frightens and frees us simultaneously about this new and alien kingdom of God which Jesus preached and told of is the simple fact that it is God’s […]

Can We Copy God? A Holy Saturday Sermon

Welcome again, to Holy Saturday dear people of God.  We come together again, as we seek to follow Christ on his journey for us and our salvation, and find ourselves in a silent place.  We stand in the middle of the great triduum, the three great days of our Lord’s work. These three days are […]

The Prayer of Holy Saturday

Triune God, who loves in freedom and hast chosen us from all eternity to be your creatures and your partners: in humility majestic and in powerlessness almighty, you have made our humanity your own.  In Jesus, you came closer to us than we are to ourselves, yet more like us though so greatly different from […]

Balthasar at the Center

Two of my favorite books, as I’ve mentioned many times are David Bentley Hart’s The Beauty of the Infinite and Alan Lewis’ Between Cross and Resurrection. And, in terms of theological conclusions, you would be hard-pressed to find two books that come to more radically different conclusions. Lewis’ study is a bold attempt to seriously […]

Judas & Jeremiah: A Holy Saturday Homily

Holy Saturday is perhaps the most vivid symbol of what it means to live between the already and the not yet. On Holy Saturday the horrors of the crucifixion (which unbeknownst to the disciples were actually the glories of God’s self giving) are past and the glories of the resurrection are still lying ahead in […]

Between Cross & Resurrection: A Review

This is a modifed version of a review that I wrote on Amazon some time ago. As we are now entering Holy Week, I thought it was a fitting time for such a post. Let me just lay my cards on the table and say up front that Between Cross and Resurrection, remains one of […]

Holy Saturday: What Kind of Harrowing?

This weekend, I was at my church’s covenant retreat when all members of the church go away together to celebrates the Lord’s covenant with us, and our commitment to one another as members of Christ’s body. And, as we do every year each of us was given the name of a sister of brother to […]

Power in Weakness: Alan Lewis on Holy Saturday

“It is a very different God, and a very different power, that we have discovered in the story of divine self-emptying, God’s capacity for weakness, the ability - without loss of Godness – to suffer and perhaps to die. This is the triune God of Jesus, fulfilled, majestic, glorified through self-expenditure in the lowly ignominy of our farthest country. […]

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