The Returned

Matthew puts a detail in his gospel that the other 3 gospels do not: Some of the dead returned to life and walked around Jerusalem. And this is not the only time in the Bible or in history that the Holy Spirit has brought people back to life. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s…

Resurrection: Life After Life After Death

Though we’ve had thousands of years to create a deep theology of resurrection, we have for some reason reduced the concept to a fraction of what it is. The Bible writers understood resurrection to be a whole lot more than what we teach. When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, it sent theological shockwaves throughout…

Resurrection is Crucial to Christianity

Jesus prophesied about Himself to his disciples, saying, “they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise” (Mk 10:34). You can just imagine the disgruntled faces of the disciples. Not only was resurrection a hot topic in Jesus’ time, but there was nothing in…

The Holy Spirit’s Involvement in Creating

Just as the Holy Spirit is caught creating at the beginning of the Bible, so is He caught creating at the end. To help us see Him creating in the beginning, we only need to take note of the fact that, “the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Gen 1:2),…

John Wesley Raises the Dead for Christmas

Five days before Christmas in 1742, John Wesley received word that a man by the name of Mr. Meyrick was expected to die before the next morning. Seeing as how the doctor had done all he could do, Wesley stepped in to see him that evening after having wrapped up some preaching—but it was too…