Did God Abandon Jesus on the Cross?

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most powerful moments in the passion narrative is when Jesus on the cross calls out to his Father. Matthew records it this way: About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in […]

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The Cross and Cosmic Child Abuse

Apologetics and Theology

The cross (along with the resurrection) is the central theme of Christianity. There is a reason that Christians use a cross as our symbol. But is the cross a good or bad thing? Some skeptics […]

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31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Remember the Cross

Pastor

The day that I’m writing this is Good Friday, the day that we remember the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus is the focus of our faith and the inspiration for our ministry. How did Jesus lead? […]

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A Footnote to the Cross in The Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

Although the Lord of the Rings is a popular fantasy story, many do not realize that the entire story is grounded in a Christian world view. Tolkien was a devout Christian who was instrumental in […]

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4 Things That Are Good About Good Friday

Apologetics and Theology

I have had a number of people ask me why Good Friday is Good. Even explaining that it is the day that we remember that Jesus died on a cross doesn’t immediately make things clear. […]

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What the Romans Said About Crucifixion

While in some ways it is good that Christians use the cross as our symbol, in other ways it leads to a lack of shock at the horror of the cross. We have become comfortable […]

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Did Jesus Die on a Cross or a Stake?

Apologetics and Theology

The shape of things The death of Jesus is one of the most important events (along side the resurrection) for all those who consider themselves followers of Jesus. But what was the shape of the […]

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5 Reasons Why the Resurrection of Jesus is Important

Apologetics and Theology

The resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of Christianity There are a lot of topics that I have no interest in arguing about. There are certain biblical stories and events, while interesting and having something to […]

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Praying at the Cross

Good News

Sunday is my time to share a good news report from the past week. I will confess that this is a hard week to find good news. It has been a difficult week at the […]

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Advent Three: The Cross

When we think of Christmas, we think of the manger and the shepherds and many other images. How many of us think of the cross? The word Christmas actually comes from Christ’s Mass. If you […]

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C.S. Lewis on Christian Science

“Christian Scientists seem to me to be altogether too simple.  Granted that all the evils are illusions, still the existence of that illusion would be a real evil and presumably a real evil permitted by […]

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Cross of Suffering

Sermons

Introduction Good Friday is about remembering Jesus’ death on the cross.  The cross is central to the Christian hope.  But why did Jesus die and why do we consider that death good?  Many Christians would […]

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Psalm 22, Christ and Humanity

As we approach Easter, we are drawn to the New Testament accounts of the crucifixion and the Old Testament texts that seem to point to the passion.  One of the most frequent is Psalm 22, […]

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Was Jesus Really Crucified?

There is an article on the CNN Belief blog calling into question whether or not Jesus was really crucified.  You can read the post here.  What is different about this is that the scholar identifies […]

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The Cross and Christian Ministry

Cross and Christian Ministry

I recently read D.A. Carson’s The Cross and Christian Ministry.  I picked up this book as a potential text book for a course I am teaching in the summer on 1 Corinthians at Tyndale.  I […]

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Did Jesus Die on the Cross and Rise Again?

Sermons

1 Corinthians 2:1-2, 15:12-17 Introduction Have you ever been in some sort of sales transaction or contract? All sorts of details are being presented and the other person goes on and on and on. As […]

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The Muslim Jesus

Muslim Jesus

There seems to be no lack of Jesus movies but a new one has come out that should capture some attention. It is called the Messiah and it was made by Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh. […]

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