The Lent/Easter issue features a walk through St. Matthew’s account of the Passion and an in-depth examination of “apologetics under the cross.”
To see Jesus only as either a zealous renegade or an ardent traditionalist is to ignore His true and fundamental identity.
While transhumanists hope to prolong life by halting aging processes, they can’t make sure the parachute opens when you try sky-diving on your 650th birthday.
Jesus comes to [John the Baptist] at the Jordan from Galilee and desires to be baptized [Matt. 3:13]. How marvelously backward this is!
Even as we ask for the Lord Christ’s deliverance of each of us from every evil of body and soul, we look ahead with joy and gladness, living in hope in Christ.
During the time of the first Christmas, a stable manger was just as ordinary as a cross. That which makes them significant for Christians is the body of Christ upon them.
That this God even conquers death and disobedience by personally taking on death and overcoming it with His own suffering and death and giving mercy to the disobedient makes each fallen human story important and profound.
By Baptism, our weakness is buried in His death, and we are raised into a hope that cannot be put to shame.