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Lazarus’ resurrection: Vital to early Christians

You start to notice it from the art of the early centuries of Christianity: in the Roman catacombs alone there are over 55 paintings of Lazarus’s resurrection. Roughly an equal number depict this ministry-changing event (told only in John’s Gospel), on Roman sarcophagi, the marble caskets where nobility were buried. Dozens more depictions of Jesus’ […]

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Rembrandt   Supper at Emmaus   WGA191151

Lessons from Emmaus: Coming Home to Christ

April is the month parallel to those ancient, world-changing days when Jesus made resurrection appearances. According to Luke’s Gospel, all three occurred before the anticipated Jewish Pentecost festival – held fifty days following Passover. This month’s blogs will focus on this period of Jesus’ life between the resurrection and ascension, and examine those three appearances in the […]

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