Gethsemane

“Gethsemane” has always been my favorite song from “Jesus Christ Superstar.” In fact, I’d have to say it ranks as one of my top ten favorite all-time songs, period. Today is pretty much the day of the year to remember it. No better time than Maundy Thursday. I first encountered the song, and JCS, as […]

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Friends of Alexamenos (An Easter Blog)

To be a Christ-follower is to look foolish to the rest of the world. We tend to believe that this is a relatively modern thing. It is not. The earliest use of the name “Christian” was to derisively mock those who followed Jesus. And then, there’s this. This drawing is from a building in ancient […]

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The Terrifying Thing about Good Friday

Whatever you think of the “necessity” of Jesus dying, the facts are that he was crucified. That is how he died. That a figure named Jesus was likely crucified is one of the most historically provable facts about him, in that it’s testified to by several external historical sources. As Borg and Crossan remind us […]

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Follow Your Heartbreak

“If you want to find your passion, surrender to your heartbreak. Your heartbreak points toward a truer north…” –Umair Haque This quote is mighty good wisdom for the start of a new year, and also a little New Year’s Eve preview of what’s coming to Northaven, just after the 1st of the year. We’re starting […]

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