Resources on Good Friday and Blood Atonement


If you're like me, you struggle with Easter. Yes, of course there's the whole mystery of resurrection and Easter, but more than that, there's crucifixion and all that carries with it. Personally, I ome away from Easter and the entirety of Holy week with more questions than answers: What does resurrection look like? And what if I can't wrap my mind around a bodily resurrection? Why call Good Friday "good?" Did Jesus really die for our sins? What kind of a God sets up his son for that kind … [Read more...]

Resurrection for Dummies: Reflections on the Easter Texts


Easter Sunday March 31, 2013 ∞ Bible Cliff’s Notes (Or, the Dog Ate My Bible) Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 Jesus’ tomb is empty. The women who discover he’s gone and then Peter are baffled. First Reading: Acts 10:34-43 Peter speaks to Cornelius and a group of Gentiles about the resurrection and about God showing no favor to a particular group of people. Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 The stone rejected by builders is now the foundation stone. Psalmist also rejoices in God’s … [Read more...]