Is the Resurrection essential to Christian belief?

Just 42 percent of Americans identify the resurrection of Jesus as the point of Easter, according to a 2010 Barna survey, and only 2 percent "describe Easter as the most important holiday of their faith."I find this astounding. The Resurrection is the faith. A Christian faith not centered on the Resurrection is not fully Christian. "If Christ is not risen," said Paul, "then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty" (1 Cor 15.14). If the grave isn't empty, then our faith is.Yet … [Read more...]

Why should the devil have all the good theologians?

Welcome to another episode of Role Reversal Television, in which outspoken atheist Penn Jillette explains to Catholic pundit Piers Morgan why Catholic tradition doesn't change with the times.Orthodox Christians don't understand hierarchical power in this way, and evangelicals would object to even more here. But the spirit of the thing is one Catholics, Orthodox, and evangelicals can appreciate: The faith once delivered is not the faith that is edited and updated with the times.It … [Read more...]