Category Archives: Resurrection

How Much Will N.T. Wright Influence Your Easter Sermon?

N.T. Wright is, without a doubt, the most influential Christian scholar of the 21st century. His writing on Paul, Jesus, resurrection, the Bible and his commentaries are amazingly insightful and pretty hard to ignore. With Easter coming up, I am wondering how many of you feel like your reading of N.T. Wright will have any impact on your Easter sermon.

Abraham and the Resurrection of Isaac…Resurrection is Still Reality

“17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[c] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and soContinue Reading

The Difference Between The Revolutionary and the Cynic

The revolutionary and the cynic have only one thing in common. Both point out what is wrong. Then there are their differences… The cynic thrives in broken systems. The revolutionary challenges them. The cynic refuses to envision a better future. The revolutionary pursues it. The cynic is talk. The revolutionary is action. The cynic onlyContinue Reading

Skipping Good Friday

Easter Sunday is just around the corner. It is the time of year Christians around the world focus on Jesus’ resurrection. There is a real part inside us that would just like to skip right over Good Friday and land on Easter Sunday, kind of like watching The Passion of the Christ and using theContinue Reading

Abraham’s Belief in the Resurrection…A Necessary Inference.

Before I get started, this post really has nothing to do with the concept of necessary inference or its adequacy or use in biblical interpretation. What I do know is that Abraham had been told two things by God: Your son Isaac is the son of the promise. You will have a great number ofContinue Reading

No New Ideas

How is it that all of a sudden old is new? All you have to do is look at the movies that came out in the last couple of years and the ones currently advertised to see that nostalgia is big. We have seen every possible concept from the 80’s made into a movie exceptContinue Reading

Gospel of John 20 – The Empty Tomb

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of theContinue Reading

The Crucifixion of Christ

We don’t like to leave Christ on the cross for very long. Our theology often gets in a rush to the resurrection. But the resurrection lacks its own possibility if you exclude the crucifixion of Christ. Anyone who has watched the movie The Passion of the Christ was moved by the brutality of what JesusContinue Reading

Gulfcoast Getaway 2010 in the Books

Every year I look forward to going to Gulfcoast Getaway, a college rally in Panama City, FL. This year didn’t let me down. I had never heard Earl Lavender speak before. You can tell everything he said came from a richness of study and reflection over years of teaching, preaching, and living Christianly. Randy HarrisContinue Reading

Attractional or Distractional – Part 2

The Attractive Draw of the Cross: When I watched the crucifixion seen in the Passion of the Christ I had to force myself to keep my eyes glued to the screen. I didn’t want to see all the blood and violence but I figured if Christ endured it, I can at least witness it. OnContinue Reading

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