Hidden Easter Eggs

Easter Egg Hunts are part of the traditions surrounding Easter that don’t make sense to me.  Rabbits don’t lay eggs or eat them.  So why an Easter bunny?  And why not just give them as gifts instead of hiding them? Like most traditions, hiding Easter eggs is symbolic, not logical.  Like most symbolic actions the…

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Easter’s Blessedness

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther “Do not put a period where God has put a comma.” – Gracie Allen Whenever we place resurrection as something that happens only after the end of this physical universe, we are robbing ourselves…

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Ask the Pastor: What is the Origin of Easter?

Searching for the historical origins of traditions can be a frustrating exercise. Too often we take the first explanation we find and assume that is the only valid explanation. Then we find another one that contradicts the first one and we begin to doubt both of them. When the origins of a tradition have religious,…

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Defining Life

As I write this article, spring has officially arrived. Daylight savings time has come. Once Easter has come, we can start wearing light and bright colors. And I am left wondering when we lost our connection to the natural world around us. Seasons don’t really change based on the definitions of the meteorologists. A day…

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