The resurrection of Jesus is something that happened in space and time, and what happened to Jesus happened for us, writes retired United Methodist Bishop Timothy Whitaker in our UM Voices series.
In a week meant to be about hope, fulfillment, and joy because of Christ’s defeat of death, Katy Vanderkwaak reminds of “small trials” and “little easters” that remind us of the presence of the Lord in daily life.
Well, I would agree with Williams that we don’t need folks hanging on crosses. But we do need the Son of God, the Sacrifice Lamb, hanging on a cross. Because if Jesus didn’t die, He couldn’t be raised up to life again. He couldn’t be what Paul called “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”