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All articles & reviews tagged with easter

Review

June 2021
Reviews > Book

What a Comeback! Life starts again at Easter

This evangelistic publication comes in an optimal size to give to a non-Christian. Having 32 spine-bound pages, it’s more substantial than a leaflet – and thus less likely to be thrown away thoughtlessly – yet not so large as to put them off reading it. In a friendly, conversational manner, Phil Heaps presents a…

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News

May 2021
News > International

Indonesia: Christians increase security after church is bombed during Easter

Indonesian Christians were forced to step up security over Easter after a terrorist carried out a suicide bombing at a church in Makassar, Sulawesi, on Palm Sunday. According to Al Jazeera, there are approximately 23 million Christians in Indonesia, compared with 270 million Muslims. Al Jazeera stated the bomber was known to Indonesian police,…

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News

June 2019
News > International

Sri Lanka: Churches rebuild after Easter bombings

Churches and Christian communities have begun to rebuild after the devastating Easter weekend attacks by Muslim extremists, which saw 253 killed and more than 500 hospitalised. The Islamic State terror group said it had carried out the attacks, with some social media posts claiming this was done in retaliation for the much-publicised Mosque shootings…

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Article

April 2018
Articles > Biblical/theological

A glorious resurrection

The Christian believer’s hope of life after death is highlighted by a comment attributed to John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the United States (from 1825 to 1829) and a leading opponent of slavery. A friend once asked him when he was an old man, ‘How is John Quincy Adams today?’ His reply was,…

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Article

April 2001
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ our Passover

The term 'Easter' is used in the Authorised Version of the Bible to describe the time of year when Jesus was crucified (Acts 12:4). Many Christians are unhappy with the word because of its pagan connection, but we should not let this obscure the enormous importance of the death and resurrection of Christ. 'Passover'…

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Article

April 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Scandal of Easter

Easter will soon be upon us again, but what will people make of it? An excuse to indulge in a few extra calories with an egg or two, or a welcome break from school or work, and maybe a chance to show off your latest Spring outfit - regardless of the weather! Or perhaps,…

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Article

April 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

God’s last word

When Paul brought the gospel to Athens, he 'preached to them Jesus and the resurrection' (Acts 17:18). But when he moved on to Corinth, his sole message was 'Christ and him crucified' (1 Corinthians 2:2). Does this mean the apostle somehow changed his emphasis, from the resurrection to the cross? This seems doubtful. It…

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