It’s not the disciples’ faith that invented the resurrection but the resurrection that gave birth to the disciples’ faith.
A Q&A with Mark Mattes on Law and Gospel in Action: Foundations, Ethics and Church
The Gospel restores us to our true humanity, embeds us in the body of Christ, feeds us with Christ’s own body, and offers us a community.
Preaching to C & E Christians
No doubt a few preachers cringe at the thought of "C and E" (Christmas and Easter) Christians showing up for Christmas Eve services...I must confess, when I preach on Christmas and Easter, I do not share this sentiment held by some of my peers.