He is risen indeed!

Acts 10:34-43 The radical social practice of table fellowship: showing us how broad is God’s desire for communion with people. The gospel erases the boundary lines we otherwise see as normal and even critical for our survival. 

Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 God is greater than empire: the rejected stone has become the chief. And this is what makes people thankful.

Colossians 3:1-4 Christ’s past is our future, which becomes our present as well. Our unknown future becomes a present reality that has immense power to surprise us.

John 20:1-18 Stories that draw us together, even when they show us that we have to struggle through conflict. And new creation is dawning in the garden of resurrection. The exalted Jesus embraces the disciples into his relationship with the Father.

 Jay Emerson Johnson, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Pacific School of Religion, is an Episcopal priest and has served congregations in the Midwest and the San Francisco Bay Area. He came to PSR as a staff member at the school’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) in 2003 and began teaching courses for the school’s Certificate of Sexuality and Religion program. In addition to numerous articles on sexuality, Christian theology, and spirituality, he is the author of Dancing with God: Anglican Christianity and the Practice of Hope (2005). More recently he is the author of Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy (2013) and Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness (2014).

Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA where he is currently Pastoral Director for the Newbigin House of Studies. His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com  (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.