This Risen Existence
The Spirit of Easter
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Although Easter is the most significant event in the Christian year, we rarely take time to explore what it means in detail. So much attention is given to Lent, yet the theology of resurrection is central not only to what we believe about God and Jesus but to our understanding of ourselves. Following the pattern of her Advent book, The Meaning Is in the Waiting, Paula Gooder leads us on a biblical exploration of the resurrection accounts in each of the Gospels and in Paul’s writings, as well as the account of the Ascension and coming of the Spirit at Pentecost in Acts.
Arranged for daily reading through the seven weeks of Eastertide, This Risen Existence opens with an extended reflection on ancient and contemporary understandings of resurrection. Subsequent chapters lead us on an exciting journey of discovery through the New Testament narratives in a quest to discover what resurrection tells us about life after death, the end times, and what it actually means to be a Christian.
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As we enter Holy Week, we pause, meditate, and reflect on Jesus' life and resurrection. But how do we continue these reflections into the Easter season? Join author, scholar, and theologian Paula Gooder on a weekly journey to think more deeply about what the resurrection means for our lives.
Episode 1: Introducing This Risen Existence with Paula Gooder
Episode 2: What Does Jesus' Resurrection Mean for Us?
Episode 3: Mark 16: The Women at the Tomb
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