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7 Last Words

Today’s post is simply a list of 7 Last Words services scheduled for Good Friday 2016. I put out a call on Twitter and Facebook for people to submit links for me to pass along. My one condition was that the line-up must include women and people of color. Far too often, I’ve seen conference/special church service line-ups that are diverse in speaker ethnicity – but it’s all men. But I’m not gonna get on my soap box . . . today. Here’s what I collected. Enjoy! Chicago, Illinois – 12-3 p.m. Will be live-streamed: http://www.sbcoc.org/salem/about/events/women-at-the-cross/ Berkley, California – 6:30 Read More

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The Awkward Silence

I was recently sharing with someone the story of how I’m “embedded” in the church history of my “home church.” My family was one of the first families to join, and my mother was pregnant with me at the time. So I’m one of those “grew up in the church” people. This means that I’m quite familiar with Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. However, it wasn’t until my time in seminary that I became aware of Holy Saturday. I’m not surprised that it’s a day I’ve overlooked for decades. After all, it’s not mentioned Read More