Tag Archives: Easter

No Room for Death

              “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”                ~Clarence W. Hall “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom … Continue reading

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My 40th Spiritual Birthday

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I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 40 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!”…

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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Q. What’s wrong with this picture? A. It should have been you (and me). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” ~Romans 3:23 “But God proves His love for us in this: While we were … Continue reading

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Death Loses

We are born in the shadow of death. No one gets out of here alive. But 2,000 years ago, Jesus signed death’s death warrant. On the night before his crucifixion he taught his disciples to live in the light of this new … Continue reading

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Nom, nom, nom…wait, what the…

Not all Easter bunnies deliver goodies.

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Fool’s Odyssey 26

To read Fool’s Odyssey from the beginning, click here. Chapter Seven: Good Friday (Continued) Previously: In the California foothills, The Fool eavesdropped on a group of school children preparing to search for Easter prizes. (NOTE: Read Fool’s Odyssey 25 before the passage … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

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“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he continues, “God sadistically tortured his own Son…

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