An Untriumphal Entry

An Untriumphal Entry

Like every year, we worshiped together yesterday surrounded by lilies and children waving palm fronds. We sang songs about preparing the way and celebrating the king; we remembered for a moment that though this day is awkward for us (we know what’s coming), the...

Palm Sunday: Awe and Ambivalence

This morning as I was preparing to head for church, I remembered that it is Palm Sunday, a day of celebrating the king of glory. I thought of the many Palm Sunday services I had attended, full of children waving fronds and high energy music. When I actually arrived at...