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Latest Issue of Christian Reflection, Easter, Now Available Online

March 3, 2014

Christian Reflection: Easter CoverThe Institute for Faith and Learning is pleased to announce that Easter, the latest issue of Christian Reflection, is now available online (click here for a fuller description with links to individual articles or the entire issue).

Formerly published through Baylor's Center for Christian Ethics, this issue is the second to be released by the Institute following the merger of these two departments.

In the feast of Easter we celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection. That glorious event, as Kimberlee Conway Ireton has reminded us, literally "changes everything." Our contributors help us celebrate the Easter season faithfully and winsomely today.

Mark Roberts urges us to celebrate Easter for fifty days because "the implications of the resurrection lavishly overflow a one-day container." Milton Brasher-Cunningham invites us to eat together during Eastertide, for "the power of Christ's resurrection is realized most in collecting those whom we love around a table that nourishes us all, and praying God would give us new eyes to see those who belong alongside us."

While the customs of the Paschal Triduum—Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday—were created for catechumens, Michael Foley shows how they continue to hold significance for the Church as a whole. Mark McClintock crafts Easter worship with children in mind.

To confess Christ "descended into hell," Keith Johnson writes, means "we can face the sometimes brutal and terrifying edges of human life without fear." Bob Kruschwitz explores how the power of Christ's resurrection raises us to "newness of life" by breaking our entrenchment in a rebellious way of life and instructing us in a Christlike way of living.

Christian Reflection: Lent CoverChristian Reflection is published each quarter by the Institute for Faith and Learning. You may download its contents for free from the website www.ChristianEthics.ws, or request a free subscription to the print version by emailing ChristianReflection@Baylor.edu or phoning (254) 710-4805.

Additional Reading

Readers of the Easter issue may also be interested in the Lent issue from Christian Reflection's archives.