And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. They kept coming up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and striking him on the face.
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Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews." Many of t [...]
Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!" When the chief priests and the police saw him, they shouted, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him; I find no case against him." The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he [...]
When meditating during Passion Week, I often repeat this mantra:
Jesus dies instead of us.
Jesus dies with us.
Jesus dies to show us the way.
Jesus invites us to die with him.
The first, third, and fourth items are taken directly from something that I heard Scot McKnight mention one time. The third is my own addition.
The first item suggest [...]
About a week ago, I mentioned in a tweet that Sheila and I are teaching Sunday School out of The Last Week, a remarkable book by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan about the final days of Jesus’ life, as told in the Gospel of Mark.
If you are interested in marking the days of Holy Week through prayer and meditation, a great way to do it i [...]