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…

No Sex or Marriage in the Resurrection?

Obviously, sex and marriage play a big part in society and humanity, so Jesus’ statement that such things won’t exist in the resurrection (Mk 12:24-27) surprises us and even comes across a bit harshly. After all, many of us who are married can’t imagine living in eternity without our spouse and the near majority of us can’t…

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…

Resurrection: An Ancient Hot Topic

Every generation of the church has been plagued by a hot topic of some sort. We only need to think of the doctrines different denominations fight over today to see that. It wasn’t any different in Jesus’ time, as different sects of Judaism were having their own doctrinal debates. And one of those debates was…

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),…