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Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11
Liturgy of the Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54
Matthew 21:1–11; Matthew 26:14–27:66
As the ballplayer struck out with two on and two out, the stadium rang with bitter boos. I confess that I booed along with the rest. How does a crowd turn from shouts of joy to cries of murder in such a short span?
In every age, the crucifixion has compelled artists with its raw human drama, as well as with its deeper meaning.
This Lent, add a journey story to your reading. Follow Gilgamesh to the ends of the earth or the Knights of the Round Table into the forest.
A video course on Jesus as forgiving victim
The theme of James Alison’s video Bible study is the main theme he sees in scripture: that the creation of scapegoats must end.
In defense of atonement theology
Explanations of the cross have been subject to major critiques in recent decades. Is it really the case that, given human sin, someone has to pay?
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.