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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 4: Jesus Answers Questions

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The proper contexts for talking about Jesus and resurrection are now set. We know Jesus died in a shameful fashion. He died in a way no leader, no world ruler, and no person of long lasting importance ever would. We … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 2: The Maccabees and Daniel

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With the historical context of the crucifixion fresh in our minds, we turn to the context surrounding resurrection. Hope for resurrection always occurred in the face of imperial dominance. The Hebrew Bible contains many figurative uses of people being raised … Continue reading

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