Tag Archives: Easter

Why the Resurrected Jesus tells Mary to stop clinging and why this dislocates us from the deadly center of the story

Personal Apocalypse One of the most popular stories in the Wall Street Journal this week is about Charles Murphy. This is how the article was titled Wall Street Made Charles Murphy Successful and Rich, but Happiness Eluded Him After his apparent … Continue reading

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Love, the Easter Bunny, and why you should take your inner Elephant to Church Regularly to learn to believe in the Resurrection

Just In Time for Easter Usually this time of year the news market likes to get our attention by recycling some old story about Jesus and the resurrection. One year the Discovery Channel with James Cameron, director of the movie Titanic … Continue reading

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When He Speaks Your Name Your Self Won’t End in Decay

Knowing My Father My father passed away last year. Let’s imagine that right after my father’s death someone approached our family and said “I really want to know who Stan Vander Klay was. Would you give me permission to examine … Continue reading

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Applying the Resurrection

It’s the morning after Easter Sunday for preachers and I’m in my office because I read my calendar wrong. 😦 Might as well get some work done. Lots of “he is risen” yesterday, all well meant but part of me … Continue reading

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