Do you have to believe in Christ’s literal physical resurrection to be a Christian?

Resurrection is the central theme in Christianity. The New Testament goes out of its way to make this clear. Just as Christ rose from the dead in a physical body to inaugurate the new creation, so Christians will rise from the dead to restored bodies in the renewed world. I embrace this as truth as the center of the Christian hope. [Read more...]

The Easter Surprise – Resurrection Changes Everything

When you are small, the wonder of an Easter egg hunt is exiting. But as you grow older, the awe of the experience begins to fade. I remember a particular Easter when I had to make a choice: Would I listen to my older cousin or would I do what was right. It was Easter [Read More...]

The Surprise of Resurrection (John 20)

Just prior to speaking, the text was read aloud by a reader (John 20). You may want to turn there to follow along. This was a message given at a Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary chapel on November 30, 2011. [Read more...]

De-Sanitizing the Resurrection

photo © 2008 Andrew Bossi | more info (via: Wylio)   There was a moment in my life that I had to make a choice.  Would I listen to my older cousin or would I do what was right? It was Easter and I was six.  All of the grandkids were sent upstairs into the [Read More...]