an easter story

several years ago, i worked as a student ministries pastor & junior high pastor at a church in the OC (eric’s church!). the high school pastor who worked with me was an interesting guy, who’d come to christ as a 20-something, having one of those radical, whole-life conversion experiences. and, as is not uncommon, he quickly became a hyper-fundamentalist (for a period of time, that is). two weeks after his conversion, he felt compelled to serve, and volunteered to serve in the children’s ministry of the church. in a classic case of high-quality screening, he was given charge of a class of 5 year-olds, starting the following sunday.

his first sunday was easter. in his new zealotry, he taught the children in his charge a call-and-response verse about easter.

he would shout: where’s the easter bunny from?

the kids would shout, in response: hell!

repeat, many times.

let’s try this call-and-response instead:

me: christ is risen!

you (c’mon, say it out loud!): he is risen, indeed!

8 thoughts on “an easter story”

  1. We are living the fairy tale.

    He is risen. It’s beautiful.

    I think the Easter bunny showed up somewhere around Canto Six. It’s a shame. I thought stuffing that poor rabbit in a flaming tomb was just a bit much.

  2. Awwww! I remember you making us chant this at Easter Camp.

    I miss you! You were an awesome speaker.

    God Bless You.

  3. EEEE!
    I love this story. =]]
    You told us at Eastercamp.
    You were a really really awesome speaker and I’m really disappointed that I didn’t get to meet you while you were here.
    WE MISS YOU WAY WAY WAY LOTS!

    x

  4. Haha that was great.

    I’d like to say a HUGE thanks for speaking at Easter Camp.
    You are one of the best speakers i have /ever/ heard.
    Truly amazing =D

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