Will Willimon on why human understanding never expects resurrection: Mary’s perfectly logical, understandably natural need to pursue the body of her beloved Jesus has not yet room for the miracle that has happened. The voice of Jesus has called to her, across an abyss of death, thrown a line to her across the cavernous expanse …

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At Desiring God Con Campbell reminds us that if Jesus can weep before the grave of a friend we shouldn’t be in too much of a rush to make our funerals too happy. From the post: Sometimes our Christian funerals are too happy. Yes, we believe our loved one is with Jesus. Yes, we believe …

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Matt Maher and a cast of thousands have a song called Because He Lives, which is not the same as the song by the Gaithers, but still manages to borrow a few lines from the Gaither lyrics, so they’re credited along with five others as composers of this. For all the credited composers it is …

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David Burke provides an Easter reflection that reminds us that in puzzling and painful providence the perception of the “goodness and the perfections of his providence may often only be seen through the rear vision mirror and not through the windscreen or side windows.” The death and resurrection of Jesus is the compelling example of …

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Ron Block gives a very person testimony about the power of the resurrection life. In conclusion: Resurrection is in the very nature of God, because he is Life. We get that. But what we sometimes miss is that same nature resides in us by the Holy Spirit, and we are alive with that same life. …

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I’ve been continuing in post-easter mode with articles for the Border Watch. Next week will have a remembrance theme. I’m conscious that not everyone will read all of these, so even though themes overlap they have to stand on their own. I’m also working on the idea that there will be a committed readership that …

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