The morning that Death was killed by Steve Turner

The morning that Death was killed I woke in a place that was dark The air was spicy and still I was bandaged from head to foot The morning that death was killed. I rose from a mattress of stone I folded my clothes on the sill I heard the door rolling open The morning … Continue reading The morning that Death was killed by Steve Turner

Jesus and the Resurrection in the Gospel of Mark

It is unfortunate, I think, that Western Christianity has emphasized the crucifixion to such a degree that the resurrection, the good news, is often eclipsed. Consider the three prophecies Jesus made of himself in the second half of the Gospel according to Mark. He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must … Continue reading Jesus and the Resurrection in the Gospel of Mark

Living the Resurrection

What does resurrection mean for you? This is where differing views on eschatology and apocalyptics have profound implications for discipleship. If you view the future as relevant for the present only in so far as the last judgement can be calculated to the near future, then chances you’ll treat the resurrection mostly as something to … Continue reading Living the Resurrection

Christian Art: Jesus Risen and Ascended

Here's my lastest Christian art find: "He Is Risen" - Carol Manasse, 2005. Carol writes: "This painting portrays the crucified, risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ. The lower third depicts the captive souls snatched from the flames per Ephesians 4:8. The upper third portrays the ascended Christ per the vision of the Apostle John in … Continue reading Christian Art: Jesus Risen and Ascended

Resurrection and the Missional Impulse

Sunday, a day for remembering. Here are some thoughts on the implications of the resurrection from some other bloggers I've stumbled across. Robert C. Tannehill points out that the resurrection narrative in Luke 24 has a chiastic structure that highlights mission. Brian Russell makes some similar observations about Luke 24 and adds, “The proclamation of … Continue reading Resurrection and the Missional Impulse

The Resurrection and the Perennial Philosophy

Here’s why I think the project of “demythologizing” Christianity is misdirected. Having studied many religions and the many difficulties that many people have with Christianity it strikes me that the deepest objections that most people have to the resurrection as history are not scientific … but philosophical. What do I mean? Well just this, that … Continue reading The Resurrection and the Perennial Philosophy

The Gospel begins with the Resurrection

With all the recent conversation I've been having with different people about Reformed theology, missional theology, emergent theology and just what do each of us mean by loaded terms like "the gospel", I thought it was worth spending some more time talking about what I understand as "the gospel". Well, first and foremost, it's the … Continue reading The Gospel begins with the Resurrection