Holy discomfort and Holy Week

Hands open in prayer | Sparkhouse Blog

Have you ever been to a wild house party that turned into a prayer meeting revival? My friends and I have, but we planned for it to be that way. At least, as much as a group of faith-rooted activists, organizers, and seminarians could plan when making room for the Holy Spirit in the basement of my duplex in North Minneapolis, Minnesota.… Read the rest

A cupful for us too: 10 ways to find spiritual fulfillment during Holy Week

Photo of a person holding a relaxing coffee cup. Find spiritual fulfillment by filling your cup during Holy Week | Sparkhouse Blog

Then he went a short distance farther and fell on his face and prayed, ‘My Father, if it’s possible, take this cup of suffering away from me. However—not what I want but what you want.’”

—Matthew 26:39 (CEB)


While the disciples slept, Jesus, Servant of All, prayed to God about what he was hours from experiencing on behalf of others—death and temporary separation from God.… Read the rest