John's Gospel begins the resurrection story with the detail that Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb while it is still dark. Caleb suggests that we ought to bring the darkness of our doubts, the darkness of our griefs and of our disappointments with us to Easter. Secondly, he points out that no one recognizes Jesus at first. It is difficult to see the risen Jesus, for the disciples and for us. Until Jesus calls Mary by her name, and Peter by his (three times!), they do not really believe that Easter has changed the world.
In this homily, Caleb explores the claim that Jesus is making by comparing his own body to the temple. How does Jesus replace the temple? What might God's Spirit being with us in Jesus' body mean for our own bodies?
This sermon on Romans discusses our slavery to sin and more so, the freedom that is made possible in Jesus Christ. "Salvation doesn't mean only being forgiven for sins. For Paul it means being delivered..."