The timeline for Jesus’ final days was filled with tremendous swings of highs and lows. From Thursday night to Sunday morning, it was a weekend that changed the world. Do you know the details around the full story? ◊ When… Read More ›
Happy Good Friday/Easter?
Actually that Friday was one of great mourning for the first Jesus-followers. Then came Easter Sunday. We now can look back on that weekend in Jerusalem 2000 years ago with a broader perspective. Actually, everyone should. ◊ Even while a woefully… Read More ›
The Tale of Three Trees
A morality tale that fits the season and provides a thoughtful lesson for those of us who have big dreams, great disappointments, or long periods of waiting and longing. ◊ This past week my wife had the chance to read… Read More ›
Easter Proof Points
Happy Easter! They really should teach this in school. Not to promote religion, but for knowledge and learning. Get past speculation and deal with facts, both real and circumstantial. The proof points are substantial. ◊ Every year at Easter time, the… Read More ›
A Good Bad Friday
Things could not have gone worse for such a promising weekend. No one was prepared for what happened on that Friday, an apparently good day gone very wrong. ◊ The two men were absolutely devastated as they walked toward the… Read More ›
So, What Was Said?
We understand Jesus studied the Hebrew Scriptures. We know He once had a very specific conversation in which He explained what the Scriptures said concerning Himself. So, what did Jesus really say? ◊ Tom had a very pointed question about… Read More ›
What’s Good About Good Friday?
We now call it Good Friday. It was actually a disaster for many people who had such high hopes going into that weekend 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem. ◊ Often things look so different in retrospect. So is the case… Read More ›
The Resurrection Hoax?
Most of us believe what others tell us. It’s easier than doing the research ourselves. And it’s easier to go along and fall in line with the opinion of the masses. How about you? ◊ There’s a fascinating book, The… Read More ›
Rethinking the Path to Easter
Beyond the social, cultural, and religious celebratory traditions of Easter, try a very practical approach to Easter this week. Carve out 20-30 minutes each day next week (Monday – Sunday) and do the following. ◊ Easter has a way of… Read More ›
Biblical History a Thing of the Past?
History is old news to many. Bible history is even worse for some who would say it’s boring and irrelevant. Actually Jesus had a very high expectation of our understanding of history. ◊ So you think you know your history?… Read More ›
Easter Should Cause Pause
Like no other holiday, Easter should give one pause as to what really happened in Jerusalem 2000 years ago. Being born is one thing; rising from the dead is quite another. ◊ Someone asked me last week why Easter is not… Read More ›
Good Friday Disaster
Things could not have turned more cruel or ugly on the cusp of such a promising weekend. No one was prepared for what happened on that Friday and then on Sunday. ♦ The two men were devastated as they walked toward… Read More ›