GOOD FRIDAY: Jesus said, "It is finished." (John 19:30)
Jesus gave up His spirit on the cross on Good Friday. He had
accomplished His mission. He came to earth, God in the flesh, born to
die for us--to offer forgiveness for our sins, and eternal intimate
relationship with God for those who believed. He invites us into the
Holy of Holies, to worship Him at the mercy seat, His throne of grace.
Do YOU believe?
So the story begins with a young woman who marries a young man. On their first Easter together, they decide to cook a ham. The wife asks her husband if he will cut off the ham bone before she bakes it. When the husband asks “Why,” the wife replies, “That’s the way my mother cooked ham.” The husband suggests they should call her mother to find out why she cut the ham bone. When his mother-in-law answers the phone, she informs them, “That’s just the way my mother used to cook the ham.” Next, the husband suggests they call grandmother to find out why she cut the ham bone. When grandmother answers, she explains that her ham was too big for the pan, so she always had to cut off the bone to make it fit. After they hang up, the young husband and wife realize their ham will fit into the pan. Therefore, there is no reason to cut off the ham bone. The moral of the story is that some “traditions” may have originated to solve a unique problem for a given situation, but were never meant to be pass…
Much has been written on the subject
of the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. Some people find
sufficient evidence for the resurrection, others have doubts, and still others
dismiss the evidence as entirely inadequate. What type of evidence should be
required for historical claims involving miracles, such as the resurrection of
Jesus? Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, as the late
astronomer and skeptic Carl Sagan was fond of saying?[i] This
paper will examine the catchphrase “extraordinary evidence is required for
extraordinary claims,” what it means, and whether it can and should be applied
to weigh historical evidence for miracles. I will conclude that this statement
can be a reasonable one if properly defined, and can even be used successfully
to demonstrate the probability of the extraordinary event of the resurrection
of Jesus. Extraordinary ClaimsBefore examining the argument that
extraordinary evidence is required for extraordinary claims, …
My dear friend Lisa Quintana (we call her "Lisa Q") captured this spectacular event beautifully in her blog post. All I can say is that it was a mountain top experience. I am so grateful for Biola for hosting this conference and for their generous support, especially Craig Hazen! And I am forever thankful for the amazing women to helped make this dream a reality--truly an answered prayer. Read Lisa Q's article here.
Mark your calendar for the next Women in Apologetics Conference at Biola University, January 11-12, 2019. See you there!