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Tag Archives: Easter
Which is the proper attitude towards life and the universe we live in – optimism or pessimism? For the pessimist, the world is ultimately ruled by Sod’s or Murphy’s Law, the principle that anything that can go wrong will go … Continue reading
I said that Good Friday was the death of religion and the end of theology. It was, in a sense, the last day of the old order; the death of all that had been true and real and important till … Continue reading
Have you heard the news? Apparently archaeologists have just discovered a new scroll dating to around 30AD, with a fragment of the end of Matthew’s gospel containing the words: “Verily I say unto you, I was only kidding…” Happy April … Continue reading
Last time we looked at the human and historical reasons why Jesus ended up on a cross. But, on a theological or spiritual level, did he really have to die? Why? Couldn’t God have ushered in his Kingdom in some … Continue reading
I remember when, as a good evangelical about 17 years ago, I read all four resurrection accounts as a devotional exercise. Instead of being uplifted and inspired however, I was disturbed and confused because the four accounts seemed to be … Continue reading
Easter! The Great Sunrise, the first light of dawn after the longest and darkest night; the first day of spring after the bitterest and most barren winter. The world shines new on Easter morn, a world reborn and renewed. Easter … Continue reading
‘What are we waiting for? And what are we going to do about it in the meantime?’ These are the central questions which Wright sets out to tackle in this typically intelligent, inspiring and challenging book about the importance of Easter, and how we’ve too often missed or misunderstood its message. Continue reading
It’s Holy Saturday as I write this paragraph, but by the time I publish it another Easter Day will have come and gone again. And life for most of us will probably continue in much the same way, with the … Continue reading