"This Is Amazing Grace": Jacky & Devon
If you are a skeptic of the resurrection, you aren't alone. You see, Mary Magdalene believed the same things you do. She believed that Jesus was a good man, a wise teacher, a compassionate leader, a revolutionary, a miracle worker etc... She believed all these things, but she also believed he was dead. In fact, nobody believed that Jesus would rise from the dead, even those who were closest to him in life. But in the Bible, the same people who describe Jesus as a great teacher, miracle worker, and compassionate leader (what most of us believe), also describe him as risen from the dead. So the question is: if we are going to believe ANYTHING that the biblical writers tell us about Jesus, why wouldn't we believe the MOST IMPORTANT THING that they tell us: that he's alive?
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.