Why I Need Good Friday

Why I Need Good Friday

Good Friday is the painful vision of humanity at our very worst. I am horrified by what I see there. A good man extinguished. A man who devoted his life to doing good, to healing the sick, welcoming the outcast, forgiving those broken by their guilt, honouring the...

The Greatest Easter Sermon Ever

It’s Friday. Jesus is arrested in the garden where He was praying. But Sunday’s coming. It’s Friday. The disciples are hiding and Peter’s denying that he knows the Lord. But Sunday’s coming. It’s Friday. Jesus is standing before the high priest of Israel, silent as a...

Why Do We Call it Good Friday?

It has always struck me as strange that we refer to the day of Jesus’ death as Good Friday.  Shouldn’t it be “Bad Friday” or “Evil Friday”, or some similar term? Was this not a day when evil was at its worst, unleashing its hatred and fury on One who had done nothing...

An Arc in the Sand. Reflecting on Easter Traditions #1

If there is a universal symbol of Christianity today it is undoubtedly the cross. But in the first three hundred years of the church it was the fish. The fish symbol was particularly significant during outbreaks of persecution. Because it had been used by pagans it...

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