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Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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Easter

What makes this festival so special?

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Easter’? Bunnies? Hot cross buns? Gooey creme eggs? Easter is one of the most special times in the year for Christians – and very little of it has to do with chocolate! ‘Easter’ is a season […]

The Atonement

An introduction

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The Atonement

An introduction

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The Atonement – what is it? The Atonement is one of the biggest concepts in Christianity. It provides the answer to the question, why did Jesus die? A helpful way of thinking of the atonement is found in the word itself. Christians believe that humankind […]

Did Jesus have to die?

Exploring ideas of sacrifice in the Old Testament

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Did Jesus have to die?

Exploring ideas of sacrifice in the Old Testament

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One of the biggest questions about Jesus’ death is – why? If God can do anything, surely He could forgive people just by saying the word. Was it really necessary that Jesus died? If you’re asking this question, you’re not alone. Theologians have been exploring […]

Unfinished – Who was Jesus?

The High Priest's view of Jesus

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Unfinished – Who was Jesus?

The High Priest's view of Jesus

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In this modern retelling of a biblical story – the ‘high priest’ reflects back on the trial of Jesus. Who was Jesus? Was there reason to have him crucified? Were they right to have him killed? Was Jesus’ death the end or was there still […]

God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

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God, the World and Stuff: the Cross

Why is Jesus' death so significant?

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How can an event that happened 2000 years ago many miles way make a difference to anybody’s life today? RE:quest spoke to theologian Dr. Krish Kandiah about what makes Jesus’ death on the cross such an important part of Christian belief. To find out more […]

40 Acts

What does Lent look like in the 21st century?

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40 Acts

What does Lent look like in the 21st century?

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Lent: 40 days of fasting, saying sorry and preparing to celebrate one of the biggest Christian festivals of the year – Easter. At least, this is how Christians have spent Lent over hundreds of years. But these days, many people are living Lent a little bit differently. Stewardship is […]

Christianity Basically: the Resurrection

What is so important about the resurrection?

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Christianity Basically: the Resurrection

What is so important about the resurrection?

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The resurrection is central to Christianity – St. Paul, in his letter to the church in Corinth, even wrote: And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false […]

A Good Friday Service in a Catholic Church

How do Catholics remember Jesus' death?

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A Good Friday Service in a Catholic Church

How do Catholics remember Jesus' death?

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What is the Lord’s Passion? What is remembered on Good Friday? Why do Catholics hold the service at 3pm? Watch this film to see how Catholics remember the events of Good Friday.

Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday

How do Catholics celebrate the Mass of the Last Supper?

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Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday

How do Catholics celebrate the Mass of the Last Supper?

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What happened during the last meal that Jesus shared with his disciples before his death? How do Catholics celebrate this meal? How do Catholics remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross?