It’s a fact that without Jesus’ resurrection there would be no Christianity.
There would be no New Testament. No church. There would be no forgiveness of sins. 1,302 more words
“Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Jn 21:16
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There is a whole world in that question, a world of invitation and challenge, of the remaking of a human being after disloyalty and disaster, of the refashioning of epistemology itself, the question of how we know things, to correspond to the new ontology, the question of what reality consists of.
In his book, Simply Good News, NT Wright defines Christian spirituality:
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Christian spirituality — an awareness of the loving and guiding presence of God, sorrow for sin and gratitude for forgiveness, the possibility and challenge of prayer, a love for God and for our neighbors, the desire for holiness and the hard moral work it requires, the gradual or sudden emergence of particular vocations, a lively hope for God’s eventual new creation — is generated by the good news of what HAS…
“Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.”