Jesus had nothing to gain from humbling himself, restricting himself to time and space, exposing himself to trauma and temptation and allowing himself to be mocked and rejected, tortured and crucified. Instead, he did all this for others.
Why the cross for the man who was God?
Why the cross for someone whose words, actions, life and lifestyle had convinced so many people that he was faultless?
The religious authorities had been viciously dishonest in hounding Jesus to death, yet they now insisted on maintaining ritual purity and asked Pilate for permission to remove the bodies for burial.
The cross decorates millions of buildings and bodies around the world. Are any other instruments of death so universally popular in this way? Why the cross?
Every few years someone publishes "proof" that Christ's resurrection never occurred. Most of these have the same credibility level as urban myths.
- April 10, 2011 |
As many prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, knowing the cultural Jewish soil on which Jesus walked is important to a mature and growing Christian faith. Here are a few steps for help along the Passover journey.
- April 06, 2011 |
Josh McDowell's latest book, Evidence for the Resurrection: What It Means for Your Relationship with God, follows in the tradition of his previous works, using facts and logic to argue for the reality of, in this case, Christ’s bodily resurrection.
- April 05, 2011 |
Don't get me wrong; I want as much mercy as I can get. But what does the traditional Easter narrative force us to conclude about the nature of God?
- April 04, 2011 |
The resurrection is more than just an event that happened once in history. It's your source of power!
‘Twas the Night Before Easter contrasts the popular sentiment that “bigger is better” with the gospel truth that Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection is our true source of hope. The writers did not flinch from including the Bible’s themes of hope and salvation. In this tale, the gospel message shines bright and clear.
As questions come up about The Passion of the Christ, don't forget what makes Christ's death unique--He's not dead!
The linchpin of all Christian doctrine is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Atheists have the unenviable challenge of trying to prove a negative—that the resurrection didn't happen.
- April 01, 2011 |
Here's a great, homemade way to experience the Easter story with your children...
- March 31, 2011 |