Tag Archive | Easter

Christmas Isn’t my Favorite Holiday (a Truth and a Lie)

Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. This is the truth but also a lie. It’s the truth because from a Christian perspective Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday edge out Christmas for the holy days closest to my heart. When I share the Gospel, I emphasize the belief in salvation through Christ alone. This makes Good Friday […]

My Favorite Holiday

My Favorite Holiday

  There’s a difference between favorite celebrations and holidays. My favorite celebration is probably Christmas followed by Halloween. But that’s from the context of cultural and secular fun. Gifts, food, movies, traditions, candy, and costumes. Even this weekend, the most fun part was celebrating my daughter’s eighth birthday with her first sleepover and doing all […]

Jesus Has Risen

Jesus Has Risen

Luke 24:1–8 (NIV) On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about […]

Thinking About Easter

Thinking About Easter

Spring is my favorite season. I hate being cold. I would much rather be too hot than too cold. Oh, I know, I’ve heard all the arguments about how you can always put on more layers but you can only take so much, and I’ve heard the explanations of how pretty the snow is, and […]

Let’s stop using the word ‘Easter’

Let’s stop using the word ‘Easter’

Of the major lanuages, only English and German call the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection anything like “Easter.” In German it’s Ostern, but in most other languages it’s something like the Dutch Pasen or Italian Pasqua, “Passover.” Even in Welsh (Pasg) and Irish (Cáisc) it’s derived from the Hebrew (by way of Latin). In a few […]

Of Easter and Ebooks

  Before I begin, I want to take a moment to reflect on the fact this post finds you on what should be the biggest day of the year, by Christian standards. I’m humbled to be the person whose post graces this page on the Sunday of Sundays—Easter. (Or Resurrection Sunday, depending on where you […]

Dark Inspiration

Part of me wants to skip posting today. I’ve been on vacation all week, for one, so I’m exhausted and hardly in a fit state to write something profound. But the real reason is that it’s Easter weekend. If I had been scheduled to post, say, last Wednesday, it wouldn’t be such an issue—that’s far […]