Why is it so essential?
“Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.”
During the easter week, many believers’ Facebook pages and Instagram accounts are full of quotes and statements proclaiming how Jesus is not dead, but alive (and of course this is very true). During the week, I was reading through Luke 22, and it occurred to me that contemporary Christian culture has somewhat missed how central the resurrection is to the Christian faith. It is not simply another Christian holiday, and it is not simply another eucharistic event. It is in the center of Christianity. The resurrection of Jesus has, in some measure, been taken-for-granted in western Christian culture.
“…[E]ven when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in…
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