Preaching in the ‘New Normal’
How much do we actually need to adjust our preaching in the “new normal” created by COVID-19?
The Complex Grief of COVID-19
Friends and families, who have lost loved ones during the pandemic, are experiencing grief in a way that is very unlike our usual experience of grief. So how do we help brothers and sisters through these complex emotional and spiritual issues?
Pandemic-Prompted Lessons To Learn and Not Learn
Professor Mark DeVine believes Jesus Christ can teach us at least two lessons in this extraordinary time of death and separation: he alone sustains our faith and gathering belongs to his permanent purposes.
The Fierce Christ of Easter Faith
Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, many sermons were preached from John 11 on Jesus’s raising of Lazarus of Bethany from the dead. Dr. Timothy George shares this post he originally wrote for First Things in 2015.
“The Lord of glory” has been “crucified” (1 Cor. 2:8). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, referred to by apostles as “the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15), the one in whom “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Col. 2:9), has died on a cross to save his people from their sins.
"And He loved them to the very end…" (John 13:1)
With his crucifixion imminent, Jesus, moved by his love, knelt to wash the feet of his disciples. But what does Peter's initial rejection of Jesus' act of love and grace toward him have to teach us about loving others? Beeson student Samuel Hagos offers this Maundy Thursday reflection.
The First Easter
As this year's Easter celebrations redefine what it means to "gather" for many churches nationwide, Doug Webster reflects on the meaning of Easter by considering what can be learned from the First Easter.