Does the resurrection make a difference?

Apr 10, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: In Matthew’s account of the resurrection, we’re given a tantalising brief description of how some Roman soldiers had an unexpected encounter with a supernatural being: “…an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it….the guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men”. Christ the incarnate son of God is held in the inescapable prison of death, with two powerful extra doors as...

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Are the accounts of the resurrection contradictory?

Apr 5, 2021 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: If the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead is the most important and foundational truth of the Christian faith, how come the New Testament accounts of the resurrection and Jesus’ appearances are so contradictory? That is a relatively widespread response in atheist/apologetic circles, and I think amongst Muslim critics of the Christian faith. I think this one, in a blog raising objections to Christian faith, is a good example: How many days did Jesus teach...

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Meditations: EASTER SUNDAY – Feast of the Resurrection

Apr 4, 2021 by

Date Psalm OT Epistle Gospel   Apr 4 am: 148, 149,150. pm: 113, 114 am: Exod 12:1-14. pm: Isa 51:9-11 am: John 1:1-18 pm: John 20:19-23   EASTER SUNDAY – Feast of the Resurrection LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: This is the Sunday of Sundays, the day of Resurrection of Christ, the center and foundation of our faith. As Saint Paul said, “If Christ be not risen, your faith is vain” [I Cor. 15:14, 17]. Thus, Easter is the pinnacle of all feasts of the Church year, which began...

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Christ is risen!

Apr 4, 2021 by

We join with Christians around the world in celebrating the resurrection of Christ! “Christ is Risen!” From Around the World, from Gafcon: Video Easter Day: the triumph of Christ and the reign of grace, by Archbishop Cranmer The empty tomb and the risen Jesus in John 20: video, by Ian Paul, Psephizo Does the resurrection make a difference? By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream History’s Biggest Hoax? Women as Resurrection Witnesses, by Stephanie Jane Judd, The Gospel Coalition...

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What is the Point of Celebrating Easter During a Pandemic?

Apr 2, 2021 by

by N T Wright, Time Magazine: This time last year the talk was all about what we will have learned when the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, and allowing normal life to resume. People, it was suggested, would become more caring, more sensitive, perhaps more green. I see no sign of those utopian dreams today. The only game in town I see coming is the blame game: whose fault was it? Looking back in anger offers more low-hanging political fruit than looking forward with genuine, workable proposals....

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Why Easter is music to my ears

Apr 2, 2021 by

by Douglas Murray, Unherd: For Christians, this week is the most important of the year. And this year’s Holy Week is, around the world, unlike any other. With churches shut, and services either cancelled or streamed online from all-but empty buildings, people will have to find their own space for contemplation. And that goes for non-believers, and lapsed or non-practising Christians, as well as the unambiguously religious. For my own part, whether I have been in or out of faith, this week has...

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