Resurrection

Fearless Thomas Apart From Christ

MARTIN LUTHER

Thomas was the most fearless and courageous of all the disciples, in that he said when Christ wished to go again into Judea to Lazarus who was dead: “Let us also go, that we may die with him,” Such fine characters were the disciples of Christ and especially St. Thomas…

Fearless Thomas Apart From Christ

Mourning With Hope

BY JAY SAWRIE

My wife is dead. She has been dead for over a month now, and it seems that grief is the ghost that haunts this apartment. I have entrusted her soul to God. She was my ever-faithful companion and encourager. She always pointed me to Christ. She was always longing to obey Christ.

Mourning With Hope

Jon Snow And Romans Seven

BY BROR ERICKSON

George R.R. Martin is famous for not allowing us much hope in his characters. The heroes all die. Some storytellers are incensed for the way he plays with the hopes of his readers. He certainly hasn't set out to tell the conventional story, where good wins and evil loses, though we all keep hoping good wins out.

Jon Snow And Romans Seven

Where Do We Go When We Fall Asleep For the Last Time?

BY BRANDON HANSON

I just visited a dying woman. When I arrived, she was sleeping so deeply that she had to be gently shaken awake. It took some persistence. She was quite exhausted. Dying must be hard work. As soon as she had shaken off her sleep she was bright, alert, and clear.

Where Do We Go When We Fall Asleep For the Last Time?

Why Bad News Is Good News

BY MATT JOHNSON

Martin Luther knew something about economics. Well, God’s economics anyway. It goes something like this: you can’t pay your way into heaven, and it was wrong of the Pope and his cronies to say so. The Christian life is all of grace and nothing of personal sacrifice or performance. These are the big ideas that frame Luther’s 95 theses.

Why Bad News Is Good News

Never Buried Alone

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Let’s be honest for a minute. The Bible has some strange stories in it. I’m not talking about just the miraculous nature of many of the stories but rather the seeming randomness of some of them. This story from 2 Kings 13 is both miraculous and really random. It’s only two verses long and recounts how a dead man was thrown into the grave of a deceased prophet and then came back to life.

Never Buried Alone

Faith Alone: Death Itself Will Be Undone

BY JORDAN SPINA

In Genesis, there is a picture of a father walking with his son up a hill. The son does not know what awaits at the top. He, of course, knows there will be a rope, a knife, and an altar. He knows there will be death, but he does not foresee that the death would be his own.

Faith Alone: Death Itself Will Be Undone

The Resurrection & The Life & The Pain In-Between.

BY EVAN WELCHER

When did you first realize you were alive? My first memory is the sea of dandelions that passed for the lawn of a long forgotten boyhood home.

The Resurrection & The Life & The Pain In-Between.

Happily Waiting For My Faith To Die

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

The good news is, soon my faith will die. In fact, I can’t wait. In an age of skepticism, inner conflict, materialism, relativism, consumerism—and all the other “isms” that define things today, faith seems inadequate...

Happily Waiting For My Faith To Die

The Resurrection and the Life Hasn’t Forgotten

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Jesus simply can’t help himself. Over and over in the Gospels we find Jesus leaving a wake of physical restoration. Blind people see. Lame people walk. Lepers are made clean. And dead people draw breath again.

The Resurrection and the Life Hasn’t Forgotten

Abuse Doesn’t Get the Last Word

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

Renee Alston, in the book Stumbling Toward Faith, begins her story with these disturbing words: “I grew up in an abusive household. Much of my abuse was spiritual—and when I say spiritual, I don’t mean new age, esoteric, random mumblings

Abuse Doesn’t Get the Last Word