A poem for Easter.
Very few young people care about denominational distinctives any more. They will go to whatever church gives them life.Login to View
The Gospel of John tells us that the cloth, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to let us know that the cloth was neatly folded, and was placed at the head of that stony coffin. Is this important? John would not have mentioned it if it were not.Login to View
Many Christians understand the significance of Jesus as the Passover lamb – that by his blood, death and resurrection we have been redeemed, sanctified and given eternal life. However, there are many other elements and traditions intricately woven into the Passover celebration that connect Jesus and the events of his death and resurrection to it. Joelle Chilcott, a “completed Jew,” believes these elements and traditions have been overlooked because most Christians have not experienced the Passover seder or any other “Feast of the Lord.”
In our North American culture we romanticize death. We admire people who die “well,” whatever that might mean. We hide and distract ourselves from the ugliness of death. We exchange open casket funerals for a jar of ashes and a “memorial service.” Instead of powerful sermons on death and resurrection, we share nice memories of the deceased, as their cremated remains are surrounded by flowers and beautiful smiling photographs taken in some distant better day. Instead of crying out in desperation for a Savior who can bring us to the comforting Father, we tout the glories of what a person did with the life they had.