By the Well
B115 Easter Sunday

We begin talking about preaching Christ is risen by looking at 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, an account of the resurrection that predates the gospels. We note Paul’s  repeated use of ‘appeared’; how this passive voice places the initiative with Jesus, not Paul’s capacity to ‘see’. We explore the different emphases in Mark and John’s account of the ‘third day’, and touch on ways of talking about ‘resurrection’ that free us from rationalistic dismissals of it.

We refer to Rowan Williams’ On Christian Theology