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Hopelessly Devoted: Matthew Chapter Twenty Seven Verse Forty Six

This morning’s devotion comes to us from Jady Koch. …“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, ESV) In this cry of Jesus from the cross, it seems paradoxical that these despairing words have given people such comfort. In Cross-Shattered Christ, theologian Stanley Hauerwas explains that those who have suffered, who live […]

325 Days of Lent: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

In this cry of Jesus from the cross, his fourth of the final seven, we come to these despairing words that, paradoxically, have given people such comfort. In Cross Shattered Christ, his meditations on these last seven words, Stanley Hauerwas explains that we, the people who live in the aftermath of Auschwitz and the shadows […]

325 Days of Lent: "Jesus, remember me. . . "

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43 These simple words of Jesus to the “good thief,” (St. Dismas in the Orthodox Church) are a perfect example of how the relative silence of the Gospels forces people to “fill in the blanks.” In […]

325 Days of Lent: "Father Forgive Them. . . "

In preparation for a Lenten series, I’ve been reading through Stanley Hauerwas’ Cross Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words, and I must say, despite my aversion to (so-called) “Christian Ethics,” this book is a perfect reading companion for anyone and everyone looking to spend Lent contemplating the deus absconditus–the hiddenness of God. At […]