Whether you call it Easter or Resurrection Sunday, we’re coming up on a significant observance in our churches and culture. Yes, for some it’s about ugly bunnies and those puffy popular Peeps!
In the Christian faith, Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ three days after His crucifixion. It is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year because of the significance of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s also the day for big numbers, as many people who don’y usually attend will go out of duty or to please a church-going family member. And then there are those who don’t observe it because they’re worried about any pagan or Roman connections. (See articles below.)
We’re also going to cover some news editorials about things that distract, and things that offend Christians in the church settings.
- Does Christianity Have Pagan Roots? (Part 1) How Did “Easter” Originate?
- “What are the origins of Easter?”
- Ken Ham on Easter