Questions of Faith: Is the Resurrection Real?

We can get hung up on the details that we imagine they are the things we’re supposed to have faith in. The arguments that Christians get in with non-Christians and with each other over the nature of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and how to understand it ignores the powerful world-changing reality at the heart of the proclamation. For this reality requires not our doctrinal assent but our discipleship. It calls us to follow in the path of faithful discipleship in the way of the one raised to new life. This is the meaning and the importance of the Resurrection for us.

The Promised Land

Those early Christians entered into the Promised Land in the _midst_ of the Wilderness. Through their acts of witness, mercy, justice, and solidarity, they testified to the reality of the Kingdom that they now expected but that they knew was not here in its fullness. They lived in the tension between the already and the not-yet.

It’s a Beautiful Day

The heart is a bloom, shoots up through stony groundBut there’s no room, no space to rent in this townYou’re out of luck and the reason that you had to careThe traffic is stuck and you’re not movin’ anywhereYou thought you’d found a friend to take you out of this placeSomeone you could lend a…

Ahead of Us to Galilee

Rev. Mark Schaefer Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University March 23, 2008—Midnight Easter Vigil Matthew 28:1-10 Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending…