1. The gospel is for sinners – both the tax collector and Pharisee, both in need of the Great Physician.
  2. God chose Russell Brand, chose to defy his fast-escaping life and drink up all his swift-running sin in the River Thames.
  3. The profound significance of Christ’s resurrection comes from the threefold justification it provides: it justifies the sinner, the sinner’s hope, and God himself.
  4. Some part of us always wants our ability under the law to be just as important (or more) than grace.
  5. The Good Shepherd doesn’t leave the sheep to fend for themselves.
  6. Eucatastrophe is the coming untrue of all sin, evil, and death. And where that starts is the empty tomb of the risen Jesus.
  7. The notion that your goodness is “good enough” to make you right with God is a lie straight from the father of lies himself.
  8. When Jesus appeared again to his disciples on that first Easter evening and again a week later with Thomas and the Emmaus disciples, what did Jesus show them? His hands.
  9. Bathed in the waters of baptism, you are placed in God's path of totality, a path he won for each and every one of us.
  10. Jesus continues to do the same for me and for you as he did for his disciples. He still shows up for us. He still speaks his peace to us.
  11. Paul knew that, without the resurrection, the Christian life was a “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video.
  12. This article is written by guest contributor, Aaron Boerst.