Happy Easter

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The disciples Peter and John running to the tomb the morning of the resurrection, by Eugène Burnand, painted 1898

On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the salvation of mankind.  Here, we share a condensed retelling of the resurrection event using all four gospels.  The full story is, of course, far more robust and inspiring than this shortened compilation.  We encourage you to read (or re-read) the accounts for yourself.  Happy Easter… Continue reading

A Historical Case for The Resurrection of Jesus

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio

Easter is just around the corner, that time each year when Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Christians believe that Jesus was God in the flesh, who came to earth and allowed himself to be sacrificed for the sins of each human being, paying the wages of sin on our behalf.  Three days later, the teaching goes, Jesus overcame death via the resurrection and, through Him, provides each one of us a path to eternal life.

It makes for an interesting—and quite incredible—story.  Skeptics down through the ages have attempted to disprove it, directing their fire at the key pieces of the story:  1.) Jesus’ death by crucifixion; 2.) His burial in a tomb; and 3.) Various elements related to the resurrection itself. Continue reading