Devotional – Interpret

Devotional – Interpret

INTERPRET Jesus’ ascension, which we celebrate today, might be the most forgotten holy day of the Christian year. That’s too bad, really. Without the ascension of the Lord, we don’t get Pentecost. If Jesus doesn’t leave us and ascend into heaven, the Holy Spirit...
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Devotional – Advocate

ADVOCATE This week is a steady crescendo to next Thursday, when the Christian world traditionally celebrates Jesus’ ascent to God. In both the Gospels of Luke and John, Jesus assures his disciples — and the whole world, really — that his leaving doesn’t mean that God...
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Devotional – Grow

GROW There’s an old adage: “The more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” That was like a mantra for me in school. It’s meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but I’ve found it to be a good reminder that there’s always more to learn and that, even some...
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Devotional – Looking Back

LOOKING BACK The Lord is risen! Welcome to Eastertide, my friends. According to a Christian tradition that stretches way back, we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection until we get to Pentecost — almost seven weeks from now. That’s a long time to be looking back on the...
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Devotional – Washed

WASHED Good morning, my friends! Today is Maundy Thursday. It’s the day we celebrate and remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. Normally, we’d gather together tonight and throw a little party where we’d share in the Lord’s Supper and get ready for what’s...