He is Risen

He is risen.

As followers of Christ, we believe that this is a historical event with spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, intellectual, and eternal ramifications.

Neither wishful thinking nor a neurosis (Freud).

Not merely a psychological crutch (Nietzsche), although a wonderful crutch.

Not an “opium” for when the average Joe is suffering economically at the hands of an oppressive bourgeoisie (Marx).

Not a made-up meaning for those wanting an “essence” in what is otherwise an absurd and Godless universe (Sartre).

No.

We believe that Jesus is the long-awaited Jewish messiah, Moses’ snake in the wilderness, Rehab’s scarlet thread, and humanity’s only eternal hope.

Easter is this declaration: He came, he died, but the story doesn’t end there.

He rose from the dead so that he can now live in us, with us, and through us.

May our good and gracious Lord remind us today that no matter what we face, he has already overcome. Let hope abound!

Come Lord Jesus.

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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