Happy Resurrection Day! (Again)
Last week the Western world of Christianity celebrated Easter. Today is the day that Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. Therefore it is worthwhile to celebrate the Resurrection again! (Of course we ought to celebrate Easter every day!). In light of the holiday I’d like to invite you to read some of the previous Easter-oriented blog posts here at The Two Cities from the past few weeks. You can check out Brad Blakeley’s apologetic post on the veracity of Jesus’ Resurrection as seen through the life of his brother James, Bryan Magana’s beautiful poem on the self-understanding of Jesus as well as his post-Easter reflection, Tanner’s reflection on the nature of “remembering” on Maundy Thursday and his reflections on the Passover Seder, and my two-part look at the broader implications of the Resurrection, both in regards to the future resurrection of animals, and Christian involvement in ecological endeavors or “Creation Care”. I’d also recommend Carolyn Thomas’ post on the true meaning of Lent if you care to reflect on the broader Easter tradition as well.
To help us further with matters on the Resurrection, Michael Licona has recorded a video series on the 10 Myths of the Resurrection. Click the links to check out each one. They are only 2 minutes a piece and well worth your time.
Myth #1: Contradictions in the Gospels
Myth #2: Pagan Parallels in Mystery Religions
Myth #3: The Fraud Theory
Myth #4: Hallucinations
Myth #5: It’s a Matter of Faith
Myth #6: Apparent Death Theory
Myth #7: It Was Merely Legend
Myth #9: There’s not enough Evidence
Myth #10: Lost Gospels