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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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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The Jesus Myth and the Crucifixion

Jesus Myth

It is common for Jesus Mythicists to claim that Jesus’ crucifixion was based on earlier (and sometimes later!) pagan myths. They will suggest that god-men such as Horus, Dionysus, Mithras, etc. were all described as […]

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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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Advent Three: The Cross

Apologetics and Theology

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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Contending for Easter

A group of Canadian apologetics bloggers, called the Canadian Apologetics Coalition (including myself) are running a series of blog posts leading up to Easter.  Here is a preview of what you can expect. The following […]

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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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Six Surprises of Easter

Easter

Introduction Some surprises are good and some are bad.  I remember some bad ones.  I remember biting into what I thought was a chocolate donut and finding out it was a pumpernickel bagel or what […]

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A Unique Gospel

This sermon was preached on Oct. 3 2010 at Woodford Baptist and First Baptist Church Meaford. A Unique Gospel Galatians 1:6-9 Introduction What would it take for you to want to curse someone?  Perhaps for […]

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Was Jesus Really Crucified?

Apologetics and Theology

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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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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