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Old Testament Sacrifice: The “Type” and “Shadow” of Jesus’ Death on the Cross…

“An archetype is an emotion, character type, or event that is notably recurrent across the human experience. In the arts, an archetype creates an immediate sense of familiarity, allowing an audience member to relate to an event or character without … Continue reading

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He Is The “Self-substitution” Of God

Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Franciscan monk was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp on the 28th of May, 1941.  Kolbe was subjected to violent harassment, including beatings and lashings. At the end of July 1941, one prisoner escaped from the … Continue reading

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Transitioning……

“The work of a lifetime.” “One of the books every Christian should read.” “I would never believe in God if it weren’t for the cross.” “Destined to be a classic work of theology that deals with the symbol that is … Continue reading

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“It Takes a Lot to Change a Person”

It takes a lot to change a person.  Over time, we develop patterns of behavior that are responses to certain situations in life and those patterns become ingrained.  We encounter people who impress us and maybe we adopt some of … Continue reading

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Post Resurrection Appearances: Inventions or Hallucinations?

Since July 8th, I have been commenting on John Stott’s discussion of evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That post on July 8th  is entitled “The Most Important Claim of All.”  For someone not familiar with Christianity, the extreme … Continue reading

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Burial Procedures and Jesus’ Resurrection

“The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) estimates that over half of Americans now choose cremation over burial, and it expects more people to do so in the future. In fact, NFDA expects cremation trends will become the rule by 2040, … Continue reading

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How Did Jesus Get Out of the Tomb?

May 2001, I wrote in a book “Am I ready for such a book as this?  For Jesus to come into my life, I had to open my heart.  Now Bill Bright [the writer of the Foreword] says God wants … Continue reading

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The Most Important Claim of All…

“Jesus Christ is the centre of Christianity.” [Note the British English spelling of our American word “center”].  This quotation is from page 21 of John Stott’s book Basic Christianity.  It is the overarching theme of Stott’s book. Through three chapters … Continue reading

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The Holy God of Love

My guess is that if an author writes a book centered on the cross of Christ, a large portion of that book must address the idea of atonement or the reparation for a wrong or injury; in the Christian faith, … Continue reading

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Just Trust and Obey…

All my life as a Christian I have heard the following:  “Jesus Christ died for you,”  “Christ took the punishment that you deserved,” and “Jesus gave you the greatest gift, a chance at freedom from sin, grace that you do … Continue reading

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