Tag: Christ

“The Martian”: The Ultimate Rescue Mission

This Friday, the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s highly successful debut novel The Martian hits theaters. In anticipation of the film’s release, I met with editor Sandra Dimas to discuss how The Martian might help remind others of a different kind of rescue mission. Sandra: In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is stranded on Mars by his crewmates…

Not All Dead Men Stay Dead: 10 Essential Points about the Resurrection

Historic Christianity contains numerous beliefs that are theologically and philosophically volatile (in the best sense of the term). These powerful truth-claims have transformed the church and even turned the world upside down. My new book, 7 Truths that Changed the World, explores seven of historic Christianity’s dangerous ideas. The following 10 points give a brief overview of what I consider…

Regardless of life’s circumstances, we can always rejoice in the Lord for his sovereign control over our lives and for the Father’s loving-kindness extended to us in Christ Jesus and by the Holy Spirit.

–Kenneth Samples, church lecture entitled “Facing Life’s Challenges and God’s Peace”

If Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not—nothing else matters.

–Jaroslav Pelikan (1923–2006), Yale Department of History Newsletter