Did Jesus Bodily Rise from the Dead?

Jesus Christ's Entombment

Did Jesus bodily rise from the dead? This is the core question of Christianity. Many Christians believe that the entire crux of Christianity depends on the truth or falsity of this claim. Such Christians believe that if we could someone travel back in time and discover that Jesus’ physical body was still in the tomb then the … Read more

N.T. Wright on the Resurrection: A Jungian Analysis

Resurrection

The central claim of the orthodox Christian faith is that Jesus Christ was crucified and three days later was resurrected. The Christian scholar N.T. Wright argues from a careful study of Jewish and Christian sources that the early Christian apostles claimed very specifically that Jesus underwent a bodily resurrection. From a Jewish context, this is … Read more

God’s Presence In Our Lives

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The Gift of God’s Presence God’s presence in our lives is like a gift I can unwrap by merely shifting my awareness and intention in a small, quiet way. God’s presence is a gift that keeps giving itself as something to be continuously experienced. It is a gift that prolongs forever that feeling of joy … Read more

What Is the Message of Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ

Many people suspect that the religion we call “Christianity” has diverged significantly from the actual, spiritual message of Jesus Christ. But what is the message of Jesus Christ? Although mainstream Christianity has not yet appreciated the depth of wisdom within the ancient Christian texts found at Nag Hammadi, I happen to love this message from … Read more

How Does Omnipresence Work?

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The term “omnipresence” has become cold and abstract, rattled off in a chain of impressive-sounding predicates, like a used car salesman hyping up a luxury model. It is usually defined as the property of being present everywhere at once. But what does “present” really mean? Present in what way? How does omnipresence work? As it … Read more

What is the Answer to the Problem of Evil?

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What is the Answer to the Problem of Evil? Is there one? Could any answer ever satisfy the soul of a sane and ethical person? For Christians, God is pure Grace. God is in all things. Therefore, there is Grace to be found in all things. The same logic applies to Love and Beauty and … Read more