BBC’s religion editor Martin Bashir: Why Christianity is still relevant this Easter

Apr 2, 2018 by

from Radio Times: If Christmas is now a secular celebration – described by one newspaper as a season marked by “buying, boozing and bonking” – then what do we make of Easter? Is Holy Week more about chocolate eggs than the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ? And since the latest British Social Attitudes...

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Is Easter the Religion of the Goddess Ishtar?

Apr 2, 2018 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Patheos: The weary old theory that Christianity is just paganism warmed up always circulates around this time of year. Armchair atheists like to point out the similarity between the word “Easter” and the Near Eastern goddess “Ishtar”. The problem is, the myth of Ishtar...

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The Mystery of the Three Crosses

Apr 1, 2018 by

by Fr Dwight Longenecker, Patheos: The three crosses on the hill of Golgotha carry deep symbolic meaning, but you have to dig down into the beliefs of first century Judaism to discover the full meaning. Brant Pitre’s The Jewish Roots of Holy Week has been brilliant for bringing out some of these...

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Salvation in No One Else

Apr 1, 2018 by

by The Right Reverend Charlie Masters, Anglican Network in Canada: My dear fellow believers, followers, and lovers of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amazing as it may sound, this Jesus was born into this world to die. His very name speaks of this. The Angel even before his birth said:  ...

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He rose again the third day according to the scriptures – Hallelujah!

Apr 1, 2018 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Jesus suffered on the cross and died. On the third day he rose again according to the scriptures. Nothing else matters. Absolutely nothing comes anywhere near the significance of this historical event – nothing political, nothing religious, nothing philosophical; nothing in...

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Archbishop of Wales chooses EASTER to cast doubt on the Resurrection

Apr 1, 2018 by

bt Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: One of Britain’s leading Anglican clerics has sparked controversy by casting doubts over the Resurrection of Jesus – just days before Easter. The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of ‘sowing confusion’ over the biblical story that will be celebrated...

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