GOD IN A SEASON OF DISQUIET: 2015 ONLINE HOLY WEEK RETREAT

This Lent comes to you in a particular season in your life.

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Is it a season of calm or turbulence? A time of peace or disquiet?

This year’s online Holy Week retreat is hosted by Rappler.

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Click HERE for the introductory article.

Click HERE for the pre-retreat survey.

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AMONG THE FICKLE CROWD

This homily is based on Mark 11:1-10 on Palm Sunday.

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem by Hippolyte Flandrin c. 1842

The event we recount–and reenact–on Palm Sunday was a highlight of sorts in our Lord’s Public Ministry. Reported in all four gospels, our Lord’s entry to Jerusalem is often prefixed with the adjective “triumphal” to express the exceptional welcome given to Jesus as he arrived in Jerusalem.

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IS YOUR LIFE ON eBAY?

This homily is based on John 2:13-25 for the Third Sunday of Lent.

imageI’ve never been a user of eBay, but I’m fascinated by how it exemplifies the way technology is changing a lot of things in our lives–in this case, the way we buy and sell.

Think about it: If you have anything you’d like to sell–whether new or secondhand–you can do it without leaving the comfort of your living room. Gone are the days of door-to-door salesmanship! All you have to do is post the item online, indicate your asking price, and wait for buyers. If you wish, you can even conduct an online auction and go for the highest online bidder.

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BRIEF SHINING MOMENTS

This homily is based on Mark 9:2-10.

imageWhen a friend residing in the UK heard that my sister and I were headed for the Lake District up north last week, she said, “It’s beautiful up there, but you must be crazy to go there in the dead of winter! You’ll freeze!” But since it was probably our only chance to go, we went anyway, stepping out of the train after a three-hour trip, wrapped in layers upon layers of protection.

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