Easter for Smart People

Once when I was challenged how an educated, analytical, logical mind could accept, let alone embrace, the "mythology" and "fairy tale" that is Christian faith, I remember saying simply, Because I'm not Stupid. What followed was an extensive conversation about the truth, power and personal impact of Jesus in modern life. Christianity has had profound impact on Western Civilization for 2,000 years. Of Course there have been fits and faults when flawed people attempt to seize it's spiritual power for their own destructive ends, manipulate it's unifying themes for divisive ends and silence those principles and values we are still the ideals we try to live up to. Values like, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, long suffering, and justice. Secondly, Christianity has personal impact that redefines our purpose and priorities. Thirdly there is am ample and overwhelming evidence for the reality of resurrection, have you looked into it. Most cynics and skeptics have not.

When George Washington had successfully led the American Revolution, he declined to become King George I of the USA. He chose to become the president, the first among equals. Biblically inspired political, social and economic vision radically changed the course of our history, our institutions and our ideals, besides, of course, bringing deep changes in our individual selves. This Book Changed Everything argues that Christianity empowered little people who challenged the might of great empires and turned tiny nations into economic superpowers. It delivered humankind from superstition and gave them the courage and confidence to reshape the world. At the root of this revolution was the acknowledgment of God’s Revelation as the only reliable guide to build our lives as well as our nations on. In 15 well-argued chapters, Mangalwadi demonstrates the role of Revelation on areas as diverse as epistemology, language, law, economics, political offices, nations and communities, church and tolerance.

Sermon Notes 04.04.21 Easter Morning
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MPC 04.04.21 Easter isn't Stupid
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