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By his own testimony, he saw the risen Christ.  Imagine that moment for Paul.  If you could slow-mo his thought process. What?  You?  How?  Wow!  Lord!  IF Christ is not raised, Freud is right.  The best life is the one free from Christian morals and ethics.  Free to pursue any and all pleasures with no moral…

Our Longings

I don’t think Paul could conceive of a Christian NOT longing to be done with a body of sin and desperately looking forward to seeing. I grew up in an era and branch of Christianity that focused a lot of attention on Christ’s return. The sense I got from it was mostly fear. We’d watch…

Resurrection Characteristics

Fifteen Characteristics of Jesus’ Resurrected Body (and ours as well)  He looked like a normal human He didn’t look like a toad or elephant or an angel. He looked human. So much so that on the road to Emmaus, the two disciples were mystified that he didn’t know the local news. His body shape and…

Living Resurrectionally

We find Paul doing something very unusual these days. Typically Christians think the resurrection provides help when I am dying or when a Christian loved one dies. It does that for sure. Paul lived every day “resurrectionally.” He endured his trials “resurrectionally.” He lived his today’s in light of his tomorrow. [It’s like a safety…