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Good Friday appears to be a complete dead-end.
For Reza Aslan exactly what happened following the death of Jesus “is impossible to know.”
Curiously, Reza Aslan makes an enormously convincing case for the historical veracity of Jesus’ resurrection and yet rejects it as a historical event.
There are 13 of us gathered in a long narrow room, 7 along one wall and 6 on the opposite side of the room.
This is the day when words sound utterly trite.
Eben Alexander, the neurosurgeon who four years ago survived a near-death experience, ponders the meaning of resurrection and its implications for our view of death.
If we miss the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter, we miss a crucial part of the Holy Week story.
We will always run into problems if we seek to understand the death of Jesus in isolation from the rest of the story that surrounds his crucifixion.
In the fifth presentation of the “Animate” series Nadia Bolz-Weber issues a challenge to think about our vision of the cross and its implications for our understanding of the nature of God and God’s relationship to humankind. But, before moving too quickly to a consideration of the cross, it is important to examine our understanding of the nature of Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »