It’s Holy Week, and the CultureCast is here to help you survive Easter.

John 20:1-18 | Amy shares the Easter message she would preach, the calling out of Mary’s name and the importance of the act of naming, the significance of Jesus the gardener, opening ourselves to truth, being broken open by suffering, what we’ve missed about the resurrection, and how it relates to Genesis 3.

Luke 24:1-12 | Christian talks about what Jesus had to die to before engaging and, ultimately, transcending the cross. He quotes noted atheist Penn Jillette and explains what modern science has to reveal to us about resurrection. Finally, he connects resurrection back to Genesis and talks about why the women were the right ones to witness Jesus’ death and resurrection.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | Tripp shares his frustration with this passage and how this (and others) are used to kick people out for not ‘believing’ the correct thing, the invitation to be resurrected, the urgency of the message, and can you believe God really does anything?

Acts 10:34-43 | Tripp tries to convince Amy that this is the text she should preach on Easter, the resurrection as the rupture of Peter’s understanding of the gospel, how the proper affirmation of the resurrection removes the barriers to our embodied existence, and being witnesses to transformation.

Plus, Christ is risen, he is risen indeed? Who are our Easter services for?

And don’t forget you can enter to win some sweet new bibles from our friends at the Common English Bible.