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March 2024

Volume 141, Issue #3


March 31, Easter 1B (Mark 16:1–8)

Resurrection flies in the face of everything we know to be true.

March 29, Good Friday (John 18:1–19:42)

On the cross, the God-man who has repeatedly declared “I am” now begins to say that he is not.

March 28, Maundy Thursday (John 13:1–17, 31b–35)

How might the church’s history have been different if foot washing had caught on more widely?

March 24, Palm Sunday B (Mark 11:1–11)

Jesus moves in the same direction as other pilgrims but at a pace and purpose that is his own.

March 24, Passion B (Mark 14:1–15:47)

We fix our gaze on the cross because if we look away we will miss something vital.

March 17, Lent 5B (John 12:20–33)

“If you really want to live you’ve gotta die” is a puzzle that could leave you off kilter your whole life long.

March 10, Lent 4B (Numbers 21:4–9; John 3:14–21)

When John 3 came up I used to preach on the dangers of fixating on one verse. Now I cringe at that memory.

March 3, Lent 3B (John 2:13–22)

Whatever Jesus is attacking, it isn’t the practices of the people coming to the temple to worship.

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