Tag Archive: Easter

Practicing Resurrection

Christians just celebrated Easter, remembering Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.  For most Christians this resurrection is the center of their faith.  But what if resurrection is not just an event, but a verb?  What would it look like for us to “practice resurrection” in our daily lives?  Read an article with more than 35 examples…

Easter & Baptism

We have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.Romans 6:4 It might sometimes get lost in the midst of all the chocolate and Easter eggs, but the practice of…

Celebrating Easter

Next Sunday is Easter, the central holy day for Christians.  The church has a rich heritage of ways that Easter is celebrated, and of course, every local church has its own traditions.  To learn about Easter colors and symbols, Easter liturgies and celebrating, and how the date of Easter is chosen, read Dennis Bratcher’s Easter…

The Days of Holy Week

The Church calls the week before Easter “Holy Week”, and it is a week filled with holy days.  Not only do these days focus specifically on the events of the last week of Jesus’ life, many of the liturgies symbolize larger themes that marked Jesus’ entire ministry.  Read Dennis Bratcher’s essay, “The Days of Holy…

Opening Ourselves to Grace

Easter is about a living faith “Christian faith is more than agreeing with a set of doctrines or creeds. It is more than outward appearances, signs, and symbols. It’s more than saying “I’m a Christian.” Faith is ultimately about what is happening on the inside.  It is a heart changed by an encounter with the…