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What Does the Resurrection Mean?

What Does the Resurrection Mean?

He is risen! In celebration of this joyous occasion, we’re posting an excerpt from Craig Parton’s chapter in Making the Case for Christianity in which he investigates the facts and evidence surrounding the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Accessible to readers of all levels, Making the Case for Christianity: Responding to Modern Objections introduces specific intellectual objections to(…)

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When Should Easter Be Celebrated? Part 2

When Should Easter Be Celebrated? Part 2

Yesterday we posted an excerpt from Dr. Steven Ware’s book When Was Jesus Really Born? in which Dr. Ware discusses why Easter is celebrated on a Sunday. In today’s continuation of that post, Dr. Ware answers the questions that ended yesterday’s post: “Exactly what Sunday is it? And what authority was to determine the proper Sunday and publish it(…)

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When Should Easter Be Celebrated? Part 1

When Should Easter Be Celebrated? Part 1

Unlike Christmas, Reformation, All Saints’ Day, and many other Church feasts and festivals, Easter is one of those celebrations that takes place on a different day every year. But who came up with the date for celebrating Easter? And how? And why does it always change? These are some of the questions that Dr. Steven Ware(…)

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Lent-Easter Preaching and Worship Resources

Lent-Easter Preaching and Worship Resources

Lent is a month away. If you’re looking for a devotional resource to use individually, with your family, or with your church, check out Concordia Publishing House’s 2015 Lenten and Easter resources. Singing with the Exiles gives your church a simple, unified way to connect worship, Bible study, and personal meditation during Lent and Easter.(…)

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When Was Jesus Really Born?

When Was Jesus Really Born?

 “A truly comprehensive reading of all of the calendars, time lines, church chronologies, and other materials that provide the evidence for dating the birth of our Lord.” —Charles J. Scalise, Professor of Church History, Fuller Theological Seminary  The most important events in human history—the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ—are celebrated by Christians(…)

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