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Jesus Image on Stained Glass

How the Resurrection Ruined Christianity

“I need you to talk with an ordination candidate for moment. He has a question for you.” The voice on the phone was the pastor whose independent Atlanta-based church had ordained me just over a decade ago. “Sure,” I said, not at all sure that

The Bible

Wait! There’s More!

Controversies swirl today, in our embattled Church, over whether this story or that in the Bible “actually” happened. Did the sun stand still in the sky until the Israelites won that battle? Did Noah really bring two of every kind of animal on the Earth

Light emanating into a cave opening

There Will Be Surprises

“There are more things in heaven and earth,” Hamlet tells his friend Horatio, “than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” About the details of the final judgment, C.S. Lewis simply stated: “There will be surprises.” The underlying promise of the Resurrection is this promise of

Crossing into the light

Easter Grace: The Resurrection of Hope

There is little agreement regarding the spiritual or physical resurrection of Christ. We use our minds to look at the event only as a theological issue. But people often gather around a common set of values and not theological beliefs. I believe in the resurrection

Low Angle Photography of Christ the Redeemer Statue Under Blue Sky

The Reality of Resurrection

What if we were to understand the resurrection and ascension not as the bodily translation of some individuals to another world — a mythology no longer credible to us — but as the promise of God to be permanently present, ‘bodily’ present to us, in