Category Archives: Easter

When Church Work Becomes a Burden

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for … Continue reading

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The Cursed Crown

Crowns have historically been the ultimate sign of power and authority. Only kings and queens get to legitimately wear legitimate crowns. The most valuable crown in the world these days is St. Edward’s Crown, which is the centerpiece of the … Continue reading

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Truly Experiencing Easter

Pastor Richard Kapfer once suggested that churches should conduct a completely different type of Easter Sunday service than the one we usually do. For starters, he said that we should make our sanctuaries as bland and as barren of color … Continue reading

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Matthew 27:50-54

A friend of mine recently sent me a text asking about Matthew 27:50-54. I promised him I would devote a blog post to the answer, and so here it is. I also told him that it’s always surprised me that … Continue reading

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When Jesus Used Jonah As a Sign

“Jonah” series: (post #6) Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Matthew 16:21

The Coronavirus is making for a strange Easter this year because the vast majority of churches are choosing not to assemble themselves together in their buildings. Some churches are doing “drive in” type services wherein people sit in their cars … Continue reading

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When a Nightmare Becomes a Reality

6’10, 235 pound Darrall Imhoff was a great basketball player. He was a two-time All American at the University of California, was a starter on that school’s 1959 team that won the NCAA championship, won a gold medal as a … Continue reading

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Easter’s Surprise

New Year’s Day is January 1st. Valentine’s Day is February 14th. Independence Day is July 4th. Halloween is October 31st. Christmas is December 25th. But Easter? Uh…… Easter is that rare holiday that is unpredictable in regards to when it … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” podcast: 1 Corinthians 15:14

This week Malcolm and I focus on 1 Corinthians 15:14 and answer the question, “What if Christ’s resurrection didn’t really happen?” Among other subjects, we cover some of the more well know theories skeptics use in their attempts to explain … Continue reading

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The 12 Hours of Good Friday

In the Jerusalem of Christ’s day, time could be reckoned according to the Jewish system or the Roman system. Both were commonly used. A 24-hour day in the Jewish system began at 6:00 p.m. sundown and ended at 6:00 p.m. … Continue reading

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