White Horse Inn: Implications of the Resurrection

[display_podcast]The resurrection of Jesus Christ is presented in the New Testament as the factual basis for the Christian faith. If Christ is not risen, our faith is in vain. But what are the implications of this fact? For example, what is Paul getting at in Romans 4:25 when he says that Christ was “delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification”? The hosts will discuss this and other texts that unpack the significance of Christ’s resurrection on this edition of the White H … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 145: Easter and Surrender

“All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.”[display_podcast]Do you sing that song and truthfully think of its meaning and embrace all that it suggests?What are you surrendering?A few years ago through a season when God was teaching me to “let go” of those things I could not control; for some odd reason I felt that my obsessing would somehow change the circumstance in another person’s life or even my own.  After much agony and defeat, I finally began to get it.To tru … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Easter is a Pagan Holiday?

Is Easter a pagan holiday?No. It's a Christian holiday, also called Resurrection Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave three days after His crucifixion. So, it's very much NOT a pagan holiday.Right… but doesn't it replace a pagan holiday?No. Easter celebrations in the early Church, as early as the second century, were associated with Passover since that was the season in which Jesus was crucified and risen. In 325 AD, the Council of Nicea d … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 71: The Apostle Peter’s Startling Story (a First-Person Rendition)

[display_podcast]It is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite spot in all of Israel. Which, given my love for the land and its people, is quite a remarkable statement.In this PODCAST, you will hear where it is, and why it is.Here’s a clue: It’s the Apostle Peter’s favorite spot too. John 212 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”T … [Read more...]