Category Archives: Easter

The Cross, the Switchblade, and the Empowering Love of the Father

Yesterday was Easter Sunday and, as usual, Christians all over the world celebrated the truly-distinctive mark of their faith, one of the most well-documented and attested historical events in all of antiquity, namely the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead. In academic circles, no one seriously denies that Jesus was an itinerant Jewish

Getting Ready for Sunday April 16 at The Crossing

This week as we celebrate Easter, Keith Simon preaches a sermon entitled, “The Best Argument for Christianity” from 1 Corinthians 15:3–8. The Scripture reads,

3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

Here’s our song list for this Sunday (with links to lyrics and music):

‘Wasn’t there any other way?’

This past weekend, just like millions of other Christians around the globe, my family observed Good Friday and celebrated Easter Sunday. In addition to attending services on both days, we managed to pack in the seemingly-ubiquitous consumption of way too much candy, feasting on some amazing food, taking a nap or two on the couch

Songs and Scenes: Easter Sunday 2016


The Crossing’s Easter Sunday liturgy review features photos by Dan Gill. You’ll find links in the song titles that will help you purchase recorded versions of the songs when available.

Spotify Playlist for Easter Sunday 2016

How to Prepare for Good Friday and Easter Sunday at The Crossing


This week we celebrate Good Friday tonight and then Easter on Sunday. We have the song lists for both below. On Sunday, Keith Simon preaches from John 11 in a sermon entitled, “The Resurrection before THE Resurrection.” The Scripture reads,

Holy Week: Easter, April 20, 2014

The Crossing’s Easter Sunday music and liturgy review features photos by Scott Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available. 1. It is Finished by Dustin Kensrue There’s no sacrifice to offer,there’s no penance to complete;Freely drink of living water,without money come

POF Easter Edition: Dying As the King

Have you ever noticed that the time in which Jesus seems the most vulnerable—his betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion—actually demonstrates that he’s the King over all things? Take a look:

The Secularization of Lent

Mark Oppenheimer’s article in the New York Times, A Religious Ritual Captures Non Believers, tells the story of how people who don’t identify themselves as Christians still continue to celebrate Lent. John Corvino grew up in the Catholic church until he decided he was gay, left the church, and identified himself as a “non believer”

Revisiting the Children’s Wing

I’ve been a Christian for about 15 years now, and yet it never ceases to astonish me how hardened my heart can get to the “good news” that we have been reconciled to God – repeat, reconciled to God – through the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I mean…that message is “Christianity 101,”

Holy Week: Good Friday, April 6, 2012

On Good Friday we remembered Jesus, who humbled himself and became obedient to the cross. God has exalted him who has redeemed us from the bondage of sin and given us new freedom. Through our songs and prayers we expressed our gratefulness for Jesus the Christ and what he has done for us and continues