Each day in the public prayer of the church, we confess belief in the resurrection through the Apostles’ Creed. Each Sunday and other major feast we confess as well that we believe that “On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures.”
However, what exactly does it mean to believe in the resurrection? Must all Christians believe in the literal bodily resurrection of Christ? If so, why? If not, how do we understand these creeds?
And, perhaps most importantly, how does our belief in Christ’s resurrection change the shape of our lives, how does it affect the way we think and act and worship as Christians?
For our second #TractSwarm, we are asking our members to write blog posts about their own thoughts as priests, deacons, bishops, religious, or seminarians on these questions. What do we, as the church in the 21st century believe we are celebrating in the Great Fifty Days?
Post your essay to your own blog with the hashtag #TractSwarm—and be sure to use the TractSwarm logo below to mark your essay as a part of this project. You can simply cut and paste the following code into the end of your post:
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After you are done posting your essay, then e-mail a link to our Communications Director, Fr. Jared Cramer. As people write posts, he will list them below…
Posts on #TractSwarm Two: Faith in Christ’s Resurrection
Posted in the order they were written.
- Fr. Bill Carroll, “Easter Day: Dancing in the Streets“
- Fr. Christopher Arnold, “On the Resurrection“
- Fr. Gorden Reid, “The Resurrection“
- Fr. Ethan Jewett, “Billy Elliot, Doubting Thomas, and the Resurrection“
- Fr. Jared C. Cramer, “The Perils of Failure to take Resurrection Seriously #Baltimore“