Category Archives: Easter

Link Roundup (Lent Edition)

Looking for articles and other resources related to Lent? Here are a few Lent- and Easter-related links we’ve come across recently. Continue reading

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What is Lent?

Each year, when we start talking about Lent and Easter, we hear a familiar question from some Bible Gateway visitors: “What is Lent?” Is it an official Christian holiday? Was it instituted in the Bible? What does it mean to observe Lent, and are Christians “required” to do so? For the interested, we’ll try to answer those questions here. Continue reading

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Journey to Easter With Our Lent Reading Plans and Devotionals

Our Easter devotionals and reading plans are here, just in time for Lent! Sign up for one of our free Lent newsletters to help you focus on Jesus during the journey to Easter. Continue reading

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What happened after the Resurrection?

During Easter week, we read the familiar stories of the Triumphal Entry, the Last Supper, the crucifixion… and then with the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, the story ends. Right? Not quite…. Continue reading

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He has Risen, just as He Said

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb…. Continue reading

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Crucifixion nails, Noah’s Ark, and the Jesus Tomb: how should we respond to sensational archaeological claims?

Every few years, it seems, a spectacular Bible-related archaeological claim catches media attention. Such claims dominate news websites for a few weeks and then tend to fade quickly from public attention, revealed as fakes—or at the very least shown to … Continue reading

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Easter is coming

Today is Good Friday, when Christians around the world reflect on the arrest, trial, and execution of Jesus Christ. In the Christian worldview, it’s one of the most important dates in all of history, trumped in significance only by the … Continue reading

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What does “Maundy Thursday” mean?

A few days ago I jumped into a conversation with two people who wondered what Thursday of Holy Week was called. I quickly answered that some people refer to it as Holy Thursday, others as Maundy Thursday, and others as … Continue reading

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What happened on Holy Thursday?

As we approach Easter Sunday, the events of Holy Week intensify. We’ve already looked at what happened on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday of Easter week. What about Thursday? All the references below are drawn from the Holy Week Timeline … Continue reading

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What’s the best film adaptation of the Easter story?

What film, if any, do you think most appropriately relates the Easter story? Continue reading

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