You may or may not know that plastic bottles have an afterlife. They congregate at the bottom of oceans, after they live a life that could have been lived as a glass or a cup, or more poetically, a vessel or a jar.
The Peace Pulpit: We share in the joy and excitement Easter can bring, but we don't have that deep awareness of how extraordinary this is.
Easter reflection: We are the Easter people who believe that the cross transformed all suffering and pain, and the Resurrection secured eternal life.
Essay: As we approach Easter, I think the time is ripe to reclaim the earliest articulation of an experience of the Resurrection: that which is noted by Paul.
The Resurrection is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity -- and a stumbling block for some Christians and more than a few skeptics.