Christianity

Jesus’s Death is Meaningless without a Resurrection

I think this will be one of those blog posts that is seemingly obvious and perhaps overly nit-picky, but I want to share a detail that deepened my theology anyway. My favorite professor at DTS was adamant that Jesus's death was meaningless without his resurrection.  This is not a new idea, since Paul says as… Continue reading Jesus’s Death is Meaningless without a Resurrection

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Christianity, Personal

A Fully Realized Christian Hope Counteracts the Cynicism of Postmodernism and Legalism

I grew up in two worlds: the postmodern culture of my public education and the isolationist culture of my church. Although I was not consciously aware of the secular culture in which I grew up, it influenced me all the same, both implicitly shaping me and as I explicitly reacted against it. On the positive… Continue reading A Fully Realized Christian Hope Counteracts the Cynicism of Postmodernism and Legalism

Christianity

Holy Week

I often forget to celebrate Holy Week.  Sometimes this is for amazing reasons--like a visiting friend who brings me so much joy.  Sometimes this is for dumb reasons--like being anxious about the future and how to make hard decisions.  And I think God is patient with me, understanding my distractions, waiting for me to realize… Continue reading Holy Week