Christ the Lord was crucified, He was nailed to a rough hewn cross. Ridiculed by those He came to save, Innocent man paid the ultimate cost. Shedding His blood to pay for our sin – He died. Three days later He rose from the grave – Alive! Inconceivable, indescribable, miraculous event. Son of God, Savior,Continue reading “Christ Is Risen”
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 morningContinue reading “The morning that Death was killed by Steve Turner”
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 mustContinue reading “Jesus and the Resurrection in the Gospel of Mark”
Check out this mural by Ron DiCianni. In my view the resurrection doesn’t feature in Christian art nearly often enough.
“The Resurrection” by an unknown Korean artist. Beginning now, how are we living it?
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 toContinue reading “Living the Resurrection”
Resurrection by cloistering The artist writes: Scarred soul rises passion radiates once more redeemed Easter comes in many guises…
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 inContinue reading “Christian Art: Jesus Risen and Ascended”
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 ofContinue reading “Resurrection and the Missional Impulse”
Like a stone thrown into a pond, The resurrection sends shockwaves through history. May our lives reflect the life of Jesus, May his energy energise us.