Mary Magdalene’s perspective: the Resurrection

Witnesses of the Cross: Mary Magdalene visits the tomb on Sunday morning Early Sunday morning, in the crisp, the coldest air, just before dawn, I met Mary, Joanna, and Salome at the city gate. We huddled together while we walked to the tomb, more from fear and grief...

Mary’s perspective of the Cross

Witnesses of the Cross: Mary reflects on Jesus’ life while standing at the foot of the cross I’ve pondered Jesus’ extraordinary existence as both man and God since the very beginning, when Gabriel presented God’s will for my life. Mother to...

Peter’s perspective: the denial

Witnesses of the Cross series: Peter’s perspective on denial Everyone experiences high and low points in their spiritual journey. Mine are pretty obvious. The first high occurred while my brother Andrew and I were casting our nets out over the lake.  An...

Judas Iscariot’s perspective: The betrayal

Witnesses of the Cross series: Judas Iscariot and the betrayal I was one of the chosen twelve, Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. I’m reliable, ambitious, forward-thinking. A real leader. So it always bothered me that I was responsible and valuable enough to be the...

Passover & Palm Sunday: John’s perspective

Witnesses of the Cross Series John’s Reflections on the week before the Crucifixion  We arrived at Lazarus’ house in Bethany 6 days before the Passover and fellowshipped with many of Jesus’ disciples there. One night, we had a dinner in Jesus’ honor at Simon the...

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