Category Archives: Resurrection

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

Ten Reflections on the Orlando Shooting and a Prayer *

How might we as Christians process and respond to what happened Saturday night in Orlando? These reflections don’t say everything, but hopefully they are a starting point. Evil is real. Evil is deep. Evil is evil. We’re quick to minimize evil or underestimate its reality. Or chalk it up to bad circumstances or a tough

‘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

Getting Ready for Sunday May 24th at The Crossing


Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Dave Cover continues our 1 Corinthians series this Sunday with a sermon entitled, “Living for Resurrection” from 1 Corinthians 15:35–58. The Scripture reads,

Does It REALLY Matter if Jesus Rose Again?

Some Christians describe (more subtly than this) Christ’s work on the cross as an exercise in example setting. Christ’s crucifixion teaches Christians how to live as self-sacrificial servants. And it certainly sounds Biblical, because Christians are called to serve and sacrifice. I held this view of the cross for quite some time. It wasn’t reasoned a

Point of Focus: The Other Half of the Gospel

If you had to tell someone why Jesus’ resurrection was so important, what would you say? This month’s Point of Focus video feature takes a look at the sometimes neglected but always essential importance of the “other half” of the gospel.