Is there a doubting Thomas in all of us?

Post-Easter Sunday is time we look at the post-resurrection Jesus.  A reading we sometimes get to hear in church is one on doubting Thomas (John 20:24-29).  We often give Thomas a bad rap as the doubter because of what he said: “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my …

The Out-From-Amongst Resurrected Jesus

In Philippians 3:10-11, Paul said something profound and he connects it to the resurrection. He said, “I want to know Christ--yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead”. It seems like Paul is only …

The Post-Resurrected Jesus: raised in a physical body

It's the first Sunday of Easter.  Doubters of the resurrection may prefer to say that Jesus was only a spirit-being (like Casper the Friendly Ghost). By refusing to believe that Jesus was not raised from death in a physical body, one may conveniently avoid having to deal with a God who intervenes in human affairs.  …