10 Results of the Resurrection
God Is The Resurrection-Gospel
The whole point of Easter is that we get … blank.
How would you finish the sentence?
... we get justification.
… we get new life in Christ.
… we get the promise of imperishable physical bodies.
… we…Continue Reading
Did Jesus Spend Saturday in Hell?
The Father's Cup (Good Friday)
Jesus is bowed and bloody, 110 pounds of lumber is strapped across his shoulders. The weight of the rough wood proves too much as it grinds against the lacerations left by the Roman scourging. Pain explodes like light in Jesus'…Continue Reading
The Cross Guarantees the Death of Our Dark Guest
Easter is for shouting. But Good Friday is for not much talking.
Good Friday is for long looks at the fulcrum of human history when the most beautiful and most horrible events converged in one glorious gory moment as the…Continue Reading
Barabbas and Me
Year after year, as Christians walk through the Passion week with Jesus, our hearts are knit to him. He is our greatest hero, at the climax of his greatest feat. As we relive the story with him, we pull for…Continue Reading
The Creator On His Knees (Maundy Thursday)
The Maundy in Maundy Thursday comes from the Latin root mandatum, or commandment, taken from Jesus' words in John 13:34:
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you,…
For Leaders, and for All of Us
It was the contrast that caught my attention. One of my colleagues said he knew the blog series "How to Stay Christian in Seminary" was for a niche audience, yet I knew I'd been helped by it (though I'm not…Continue Reading
Why I Love Bethlehem College
After doing serious church-based higher education for decades, we made it official in 2009 and started Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS). I love what God has put together.
As many of you know, I began my ministry back in 1974…Continue Reading