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Is the Resurrection for Real?
In less than a week, millions of Christians around the world will rise early in the morning to raise joyful Hallelujahs as they celebrate the defining event of the Christian faith: the Resurrection of Jesus. Undoubtedly, millions more will rise and raise the question—in earnest or in jest—whether the Resurrection could possibly have happened, for real. In our modern scientific world, does belief in a Resurrection make sense?
We invited some of our favorite Christian theobloggers to respond to this question, in 100 words or less. Their very personal reflections are below. And for a longer response on the Resurrection, read a new article by renowned progressive Christian scholar Marcus Borg here.
Kara Root, pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chad Holtz, Masters of Divinity student at Duke Divinity School and former pastor
Eliacin Rosario-Cruz, graduate student at the School for Theology and Ministry at Seattle University and postulant in the Episcopal Church
Amy Julia Becker, author and recent graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary
Greg Garrett, English Professor at Baylor University and Episcopal Lay Preacher
Sheron C. Patterson, Methodist minister and author
Hugh Hollowell, Mennonite minister and homelessness advocate
Meg Riley, Minister of Church of the Larger Fellowship (Unitarian Universalist)
Greg Carey, New Testament Professor at Lancaster Seminary
Carl Gregg, Alliance of Baptist Pastor in Calvert County, Maryland
Mike Baughman, Associate Pastor at Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas
Bruce Epperly, theologian, spiritual guide, and author
David Henson, writer and blogger