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April 09, 2018
Not the Empty Tomb, but the Risen Christ
The true sign of the Resurrection is not the Empty Tomb, as we often say. ...
April 01, 2018
Christ Is Risen!
I love this painting of the Resurrection by Lucas Cranach the Younger (the son...
April 07, 2016
The Resurrection as the Christian word for defiance
Remember that it's still Easter! The pastor of an inner city London church in a rough,...
March 27, 2016
“Can there be any day but this?”
Easterby George Herbert RISE heart ; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise Without...
March 26, 2016
United with him in a death and resurrection like his
The son of a dear couple in our church died suddenly. He was 34. His...
March 21, 2016
The myth of Easter’s pagan origins
As Holy Week gets underway, we once again need to remind the world that Easter...
April 05, 2015
Christ’s resurrection and yours
Have a joyous Easter, everybody! Do you not know that all of us who have...
March 31, 2015
Shooting down the claims that Easter has pagan origins
Rev. Joseph Abrahamson has thoroughly refuted these claims about Easter, and yet we still keep...
May 02, 2014
The world’s eucatastrophe
Thanks to Rev. Sam Schuldheisz who posted passages from J. R. R. Tolkien on "eucatastrophe,"...
April 28, 2014
It’s still Easter!
G.C. McLoughlin G.C. McLoughlin G.C. McLoughlinG. It's still Easter, and it will be for 40...
April 22, 2014
“With fear and great joy”
When the Angel of the empty tomb appeared to the Roman guards, those courageous battle-hardened...
April 21, 2014
The Eighth Day
There is a Creation. And there is also a New Creation. God created the universe...
April 20, 2014
You were there
You know that old spiritual that asks, "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?....
April 20, 2014
George Herbert on Easter
Easter by George Herbert RISE heart ; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise Without...
April 18, 2014
How the date for Easter is calculated
You may well be wondering, why is Easter so late this year? After the jump,...
April 17, 2014
People who just come to church on Easter
Church attendance is down, but lots of people--including those who don't come the rest of...
April 16, 2014
Easter did NOT come from a pagan holiday
You're probably already hearing the old canards about Easter and its customs being based in...
April 17, 2013
Easter and Vocation
In the sermon for the third Sunday of Easter, based on John 21:1-19, in which...
April 09, 2013
God is present vs. God is present for you
I hope you had a happy Quasimodogeniti, the Second Sunday of Easter with perhaps the...
April 01, 2013
After Jesus rose from the dead, He spent 40 days on earth. Then He ascended,...
March 29, 2013
Baptism, Good Friday, & Easter
Have a blessed Good Friday, everybody, and a joyous Easter. Towards that end, I give...
March 29, 2013
Easter was NOT based on a pagan holiday
(This is a re-run from this blog in 2011, but it still needs to be...
April 25, 2012
He opens their mind to understand the Scriptures
More from Pastor Douthwaite's sermon last Sunday, on the connection between Scripture and Jesus: Luke...
April 24, 2012
Easter is for children
We had yet another good Easter sermon from Pastor Douthwaite, with the texts Luke 24:36-49...
April 09, 2012
The Easter Season
I hope you had a glorious Easter. I also hope that your joy in Christ's...
April 08, 2012
April 06, 2012
Good Friday, Easter, and your Baptism
Baptism is what connects you to Good Friday and to Easter. If you have been...
April 22, 2011
Easter and Baptism
Did you realize that you were buried in the tomb with Jesus? And that on...
April 22, 2011
Was Easter originally a Pagan Holiday?
The charge is that the word "Easter" derives from the name of a pagan fertility...
April 02, 2010
The site of the Resurrection
There is historical evidence to suggest that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem...
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