Our Only Hope

What is propitiation?The word propitiation carries the basic idea of appeasement or satisfaction, specifically toward God. Propitiation is a two-part act that involves appeasing the wrath of an offended person and being reconciled to him. The necessity of appeasing God is something many religions have in common. In ancient pagan religions, as well as inContinue reading “Our Only Hope”

Closed on Sunday: Celebrating Easter in the Shadow of Global Death

For the first—and hopefully last—time in our lives, churches around the world are about to celebrate Easter by not gathering on Sunday. It’s a tragic picture of these sad and scary days. Yet it’s similar in several ways to what happened on the first Easter Sunday. John shows us Mary Magdalene weeping outside the tombContinue reading “Closed on Sunday: Celebrating Easter in the Shadow of Global Death”