'Gethsemane' Tagged Posts

'Gethsemane' Tagged Posts

A RELIGION FOR THE WEAK?

Actor Max Von Sydow died on March 8th at the age of 90.  He played a priest in The Exorcist.  He played Satan in Needful Things.   And…he played Jesus Christ in the 1965 movie The Greatest Story Ever Told. Von Sydow was raised in the liberal, Swedish Lutheran Church.  By the 1970’s Sydow identified himself as an agnostic/atheist. Many famous folks have…

REMEMBER?

If you were blessed to be raised in a Christian home, what do you remember about Lent?  Did the church seem darker and more somber on those cold winter nights? Not just antsy children, but tired parents were tempted to think there was a better way to spend their Wednesday evenings. Many of those thoughts melted away amid the reading of the Passion History of our…

“LET MY PEOPLE GO!”

Back in the 60’s when most TVs were still in black and white, lots of folks gathered around the tube on Sunday evenings to watch The Fugitive, starring the late David Jansen.  (Harrison Ford played the movie role many years later.)  The story-line followed a young doctor, wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, fleeing from a zealous…

WHO GAVE THE ORDER?

Perhaps during your school days you heard the lines of Tennyson’s famous poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade: Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Light Brigade!”… Not though the soldier knew Someone had blundered. Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and…

WHO IS THE GREATEST

“Who is the greatest?” asked the disciples.   Jesus is on His grim march to the cross, the sacrifice of His very self in utter servitude to save us all – and His dense disciples want to know who gets the executive office suite with the corner window in the coming kingdom.   Peter, James and John were chosen to accompany Christ to the Mount of Transfiguration.  They were,…
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