Today our pastor gave the tradition greeting for Resurrection Day -- "He is risen!", to which the congregation responded "He is risen indeed!" Why give such a declaration? Because it is true. This event, the resurrection of Jesus, is the pivotal event, not only of Christianity, but for all of history. On the previous Friday, … Continue reading He is Risen Indeed!
Why is this day called “Good Friday”?
For years the name of this holiday did not make sense to me. For one thing, why celebrate the death of Jesus? This event was not some pleasant, pastel Easter play, but the real deal. Jesus was tortured, nailed to a tree and died, for heaven's sake! And yes, it was for heaven's sake, as … Continue reading Why is this day called “Good Friday”?
Resurrection: Miracle or Myth? The Burden of Proof
What is the proper burden of proof? What should be the burden of proof when evaluating the evidence? Legal standards vary with the seriousness of the issue: preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, or as some would like it – beyond even a shadow of a doubt. A few … Continue reading Resurrection: Miracle or Myth? The Burden of Proof
Resurrection– Miracle or Myth?
You have read the tabloid headlines . . . .Seen the books on bestseller lists . . . .Watched ‘documentary’ TV shows . . . .Enjoyed The DaVinci Code movie . . . .Listened to your pastor preach that the resurrection of Jesus is a figurative, mystical experience . . . . Issue: Did Jesus … Continue reading Resurrection– Miracle or Myth?