And suddenly there was a great earthquake. – Matthew 28:2

Subtle God,
Disquieting God,
Stone Rolling God,
who ruptures our reality
with the nuance of shaking ground
moving earth between Heaven and Hell,
pick up the dust of our bodies,
stir the center of our spirits,
decompose our minds
emboldening us once again
to proclaim
"Death is not the final answer"
because so much
around us
silences us.


something brilliant & a joke with no punchline
played over & over repeated for centuries
in the hope that the dead really do come back 
to life & a different resurrection story can
be told to a people made rigid & inflexible from
tales told on late-night shows where sneaky heretics
reveal that god-as-light really does sit on a throne

Resurrection Questions

Gospel of Matthew

No questions

Gospel of Mark

Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?

Gospel of Luke

Why do you look for the living among the dead?
What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?
Do you not know about the things that have taken place?
What things?
Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?
Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?
Why are you frightened?
Why do doubts arise in your hearts?
Have you anything here to eat?

Gospel of John

Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?
Have you believed because you have seen me?
Friends, do you have any fish?
Do you love me?  Do you love me?  Do you love me?
If it is my will that he remain, what is that to you?

Book of Acts

Why do you just stand here looking up toward heaven?