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Posts Tagged ‘Easter’

So Much More than Bunnies and Hams

As we approach Easter Sunday, the most reverent day in the lives of Christians and the most important day in the history of mankind, how do we make sure it does not become just another day of colorful eggs, bunnies and spiral hams? How do we — collectively or individually — ensure that we recognize what Jesus Christ did for the world?

Photo by Michael Aylor

What Does Easter Mean to You?

 In a day and age where Easter has lost its meaning in many secular circles, it is important to be reminded that we are celebrating the very foundation of everything we believe as Christ followers. Easter eggs, bunnies and candy are great, but the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, which allows sinners to enter into His presence, that is what we celebrate on Easter Sunday. Today’s blog asks MBU Timeline writers a simple question: What does Easter mean to you?

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Photo by John Hough — Graphic illustration by Matt Williams

Why the Bunny?

The foundation of Christianity is Jesus and his resurrection. With such a prominent moment in history documented through the holiday Easter, how did the bunny come about? The symbol behind this creature and its origin is linked back to a pre-Christian era and makes more sense than it appears.

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MBU students Caley Hennemann (left), sophomore psychology major, and Lynn Tyler, senior communication studies major, pose with the Easter Bunny at the West County Center mall.

The Greatest Holiday of the Year

In this day and age of Easter being genericized and secularized to little more than a bland springtime holiday that markets Peeps and egg-dying kits, what can we do as Christians at this time of year? Certainly it’s OK to hunt Easter Eggs and dress up in pretty pastels, but how can we maintain a focus on the Cross as we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ?

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Photo by: Colby Duncan — Graphic Illustration by: Steve O’Neal

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