Easter Weekend Meditation – 7 Stanzas for Easter

As we head into this weekend, reflect on these words from John Updike. His Seven Stanzas for Easter is a classic. Let’s not rob Easter of its magnificence. Make no mistake: if he rose at all It was as His body; If the cell’s dissolution did not reverse, the molecule reknit, The amino acids rekindle, […]

For Holy Week Reflection – The Disciples by Eugene Burnand

I’ve always loved this painting, “The Disciples,” by Eugene Burnand. It’s full name is The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulcher on the Morning of the Resurrection, c.1898. I love how Burnand makes us feel the hope in their eyes and coolness of that morning as Peter and John are en route to beholding the […]

3 Things Your Church Should Do This Easter

Easter at New Vintage Church

It’s Holy Week, meaning most churches are in turbo mode–planning, executing the plans, making more plans, and planning to have more plans. New Vintage Church is doing a lot of this sort of thing, as well. Nevertheless, on this Monday, we might all do well to remember the big picture. Easter presents unique opportunities for […]