Category Archives: Easter

Five Favorite Days

Occasionally someone asks, “What is your favorite Christian festival day?” I struggle to answer. Other followers of Jesus would probably say Easter or Christmas; a few might say Good Friday. But I doubt if more than a tiny percentage would think of Ascension Day or Pentecost. Each special day has a meaning of its own. […]

Dealing with Dashed Hope

Every now and then, something happens in life that seems to destroy any chance of the outcome we had been praying for and expecting. Along with the pain and grief comes dashed hope. It taunts our minds, making it hard to trust even ourselves again. “Why should I allow the birth of any new hope […]

The Risen Son at the Center

Personal faith rarely depends on one item of evidence. Think about it. Your faith almost certainly balances between several things that you find compelling. Personal faith is like a planet in a solar system; it is held in orbit by the gravitational pull of a sun and other planets. Each element supports our faith to […]

Man in the Spotlight

Predictive Prophecy Once in a while God reveals something to us that has all the signs of Divine involvement, but seems to make little sense right then. Palm Sunday must have been like that for the disciples. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem served one purpose—it fulfilled predictive prophecy, but in a way that no one […]

The Most Powerful Word

What do you think is the most powerful word in the Bible? I would nominate a word spoken on Easter morning. Mary Magdalene visited Jesus’ tomb before dawn to find the stone rolled aside. Suspecting a grave-robbery, she alerted Peter and John. After a quick inspection, they returned home, leaving Mary sobbing. John continues the […]