Monthly Archives: May 2015

Emma of Pensacola, meet Simon of Cyrene — part 2

The Word for today: Judges 2:6–3:6 Our schedule says we are in the book of Judges, but we’re still talking about Simon of Cyrene from the gospel of Mark. So what gives? We were detained by an important question from … Continue reading

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Simon of Cyrene, meet Emma of Pensacola — part 1

The Word for today: Judges 1:1-2:5 Stand in the Rain is gratified by the response to yesterday’s article about Simon of Cyrene. One faithful reader made the following request, with which we are happy to comply: Dear Sir, I read … Continue reading

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just for an afternoon

The Word for today: Mark 16: 9-20 And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. (Mark 15:21) In my footloose, bohemian days, I … Continue reading

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the church of Barabbas

The Word for today: Mark 15:42-16:8 Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called … Continue reading

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the alchemy of God

The Word for today: Mark 15:22-41 Supposedly, Jesus was on trial. But you’d never know it by his regal and disdainful demeanor. By the time the trial was over, the reader has the distinct impression that the guy in the … Continue reading

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