"Why celebrate Easter?" That's an honest question that was put to me recently by a man who is deeply interested in religion, though intentionally not part of any orthodox Christian tradition. His question is one that many believers seldom ask. But why IS Easter so important? What's the big deal? Why do we celebrate?
Christians are very familiar with the "Roman Road" way of explaining salvation and doing evangelism. But what if it leads you down the wrong way? In this article, Ken Roach argues that this reading of Romans misunderstands the point Paul is making and ultimately obscures the vision of salvation presented in the New Testament.
Contrary to popular notions about disembodied eternal existence, the Christian hope is grounded in Jesus Christ’s resurrection, which is a foreshadowing of what the church will share in as well. Watch Matt O'Reilly in this Seven Minute Seminary explain the Christian afterlife.
What should Christians believe about heaven, hell, and purgatory? Jerry Walls' recent work on the last things is a fascinating exploration into some of the deepest realms of Christian thought. Check out the review by Drew McIntyre today on the blog.
Jesus’ death and resurrection achieves God’s ultimate victory over sin, brokenness, and injustice and opens an abundant future for all who trust in him. It also provides a grand reversal—the church, now as Israel, is supposed to "Go" out to all the nations. Read more from Brian Russell.
After Jesus died and was resurrected, he ascended to the right hand of the Father after remaining with his disciples for 40 days. Though we tend to think of the ascension as an afterthought, in this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Steve Seamands reveals how Jesus' leaving our world was just as crucial as his life, death, and resurrection.
The resurrection is not just the happy ending to an almost-tragic story. It is the very core of our story and our identity as Christians. Molly Just explains the deep significance of the resurrection and gives us a different perspective with which to view it.
Jesus Christ lived, died, and rose from the grave for more than just our forgiveness. In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Matt O'Reilly explains the critical connection between Christ's resurrection and our holiness.
In this Seven Minute Seminary video, James Swanson casts a vision for ministry in the pattern of the resurrected Jesus, who appeared to his disciples on the road to Emmaus.
The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus reenact and fulfill the Old Testament story.