How Do I Explain Easter to My Kids?

I have a new post on her.meneutics. It begins: I don’t know how to explain Easter to my children — Penny, 5, and William, 2. I’ve tried two approaches so far. I’ve talked about it directly: “Some people killed Jesus and he died and God made him alive again.” When I said that, William asked, [Read More…]

Lenten Reflections: Trying to Explain the Cross

For most of my adult Christian life, I’ve been trying to understand what happened on the cross. I used to give the stock Christian answer: “Jesus died on the cross for my sins.” I still think that statement is true, but I’ve become less and less clear on exactly what it means. First there’s the [Read More…]