Special Focus:
More Than Eggs

It is said that there are two days per year that the churches are full: Christmas and Easter, though not in that order. Why would people who never set foot in a church all year insist on attending religious services on just these two holidays? Is it simply for the sake of traditions and memories? Perhaps some of them actually want more than seasonal commercialism has to offer.

Let us consider this twice a year phenomenon with regard to Easter in particular. Quite simply, does the message of Easter have anything relevant for our daily lives in this modern technological world? Is the story of the resurrected God-man acceptable in an age of scientific enlightenment? If the story is more than a story, then its message should be relevant and applicable to every age. But is it more than that? Is it historically true? The Easter season calls us to confront these questions. For if it is true, then it should truly effect us. Its message would then make clear that this holiday, like Christmas, provides more than another occasion for traditions, trappings and trinkets.

Feature Article:

The Resurrection: Fact or Fiction?
Pat Zukeran
What is the evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead? How does one confront the argument of skeptics with regard to this matter? This article considers these issues in a very accessible format.

Other Articles:

The Historicity of the Empty Tomb of Jesus
William Lane Craig
Is the Resurrection story an embarrassment to Christians? The author considers the historical legitimacy of this event with a scholarly approach.

Contemporary Scholarship and the Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
William Lane Craig
During the last century liberal theology had no use for the historical resurrection of Jesus. Liberal theologians retained the presupposition against the possibility of miracles.

The Disciples' Inspection of the Empty Tomb
William Lane Craig
Although all four gospels recount the Resurrection, only two mention the disciples examining the empty tomb. There are scholarly differences on how these accounts in "Luke" and "John" relate. The author considers the merit of each position.

Beyond Blind Faith
Paul E. Little
We must scan the horizon of history to see if there is any clue to God's revelation. There is one clear clue. In an obscure village in Palestine, almost 2,000 years ago, a Child was born in a stable. Today the entire world is still celebrating the advent of Jesus. Was He God? Did He rise from the dead?

Easter: Myth, Hallucination, or History?
Edwin M. Yamauchi
That the Resurrection of Christ is the core of Christianity can hardly be denied. Whether that conviction is rooted in myth, in hallucination, or in history has often been debated.

Evidence for the Resurrection
Josh McDowell
For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd. Many have chosen simply to ignore the central issue of the resurrection. Others have tried to explain it away through various theories. But the historical evidence just can't be discounted.

The Gospels as Historical Sources for Jesus, The Founder of Christianity
R. T. France
Various writings outside of the New Testament are considered for their historical merit regarding the life of Christ. After sorting through them, we are left with the gospel accounts. How accurate are they? Should they be trusted?

Miracles and Modern Scientific Thought
Norman Geisler
This article explores the subject of miracles by examining the many objections against them by Enlightenment thinkers. Are miracles simply matters of fluke or faith?

The Deity of Christ
Don Closson
Does Jesus claim to be God? Is he God? This article considers these questions by examining the passages from the Bible and other early Christian writings.

The Necessity for Christianity
Paul Johnson
The truth is that all of us are Jekyll and Hyde creatures, part saint, part beast. The great strength of Christianity is that, while insisting that man is made in the image of God, it accepts that there is a radical flaw in the reproduction.

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