We’re now in the last week of Lent, and with the celebration of Palm Sunday our thoughts turn towards Easter. I’ve collected some writings on this topic that spoke significantly to me over the past week, and I wanted to share them with you.
“How Easter Killed my Faith in Atheism” by Lee Strobel, published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Apparently Ricky Gervais made an argument for atheism last week, and this article is Strobel’s response.
A thought-provoking post by Carlos Whittaker considers if an empty cross or empty tomb is in fact the real celebration in the Easter Story.
I’ve been reading Bread and Wine, a book of essays for Lent and Easter that has really challenged me with some new observations, such as this, by G.K. Chesterton:
“Christianity is the only religion on earth that has felt that omnipotence made God incomplete. Christianity alone has felt that God, to be wholly God, must have been a rebel as well as a king. Alone of all the creeds, Christianity has added courage to the virtues of the Creator. For the only courage worth calling courage must necessarily mean that the soul passes a breaking point – and does not break.”
And from my friend Bobby, via Facebook: “What are you not willing to put to death, that is already killing you? What is already dead that you’re unwilling to bury, that is causing everything to stink?”