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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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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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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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April 1998
Articles > Comment

Comment

The Easter story does not reflect well on the first followers of Christ. Always slow to understand his mission, the disciples variously betrayed him, denied him, went to sleep on him, or abandoned him, at the moment of his greatest need. Jesus himself, of course, was not taken by surprise by these things. He…

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April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The empty tomb

He who was both human and divine, God manifest in flesh (1 Timothy 3:16), and had lain for two full days in 'the dust death' (Psalm 22:15) now in a brief moment was adorned with a 'glorious body' (Philippians 3:21). Jerusalem slumbered in the final hour or so before the dawn. The bright yellow…

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