The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The last chapter

We have seen the future, and its name is Jesus

It's still news, no matter how many centuries have passed. I recycle yesterday's newspaper. It's old stuff. But Jesus' resurrection is still news because of the kind of event it was--and is. This was no return from the edge of death, no coming back from a near-death experience.

The Resurrection is an "end-time event." It shows us the outcome of history. The New Testament Gospels tell us why it is an end-time event. Jesus not only appeared to his disciples, which might have made him a vindicated martyr, he also disappeared.

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