The End of All Things

by Jonathan Trotter on April 9, 2020

Darkness and grief, shadow and death The Hope that had been Sags low without breath Weak and alone, absorbing the pain The one who was Love Endures for my gain “Forgive them,” he prays, “Jews, Romans, all!” Redeeming us from our sins and the fall “It’s finished!” he yells For his sons and his daughters […]


How Holy Week Prepares You For Ministry

by Amy Young on April 17, 2017

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! After Christ’s crucifixion and the agony of Saturday this refrain never gets old. Lent culminated yesterday—technically Saturday night at midnight for some churches, or early morning as the sunrises for others, or at any hour your tradition follows. Holy Week is rich not only for our faith, but […]


But I’ve done all these good things . . .

by Elizabeth Trotter on March 24, 2016


The question came as Jesus was beginning His last journey to Jerusalem. It came as He was heading toward His most heart-rending task, as He was starting the long descent toward death: “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” We all know the story. A young, rich, religious man calls Jesus good and […]