Christians have engaged in passionate debates over the meaning of the resurrection. Baptists may be distinct in that they believe an external religious authority cannot enforce views on such matters.
Easter and Passover begin on the same weekend this year. This is an opportunity to revisit misconceptions about Jesus’s ministry and to address anti-Jewish uses of Christian scripture.
Religion has been a laughing matter since the middle ages.
Despite the recent Kinder chocolate recall, there’s no cause for wider concern about chocolate safety.
You can still tell the truth without ruining everyone’s Easter. Here are some tips.
It’s totally fine to eat chocolate with a white film on the surface. But what is it, how did it get there, and how can it be avoided?
A folklorist explains the prehistoric origins of the mythical Easter Bunny and why this longstanding cultural symbol keeps returning each spring.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s famous musical has long inspired controversy for how it depicts the story of Jesus of Nazareth.
Many Easter treats hark back to medieval times.
A healthy diet can include some candy. But if you eat too much, it can interfere with your appetite for the stuff your body actually needs.
Some among the Baptist movement interpret the Resurrection as God’s response and commitment to liberating the poor and the oppressed.
Easter celebrates the Christian belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. And for centuries, this resurrection was seen as a guarantee that our own bodies would do the same.
This Easter, read about this remarkable species of resurrection fern — plants that appear dead and dry, but under the right conditions rapidly spring to life.
There’s no need for children with food allergies to miss out this Easter. Here’s how to include them in your celebrations and help keep them safe.
Prayers and symbols have the power to bind people together, writes a religion scholar, and so it is important to understand the history and context of Good Friday prayers.
The expression to “wash one’s hands of responsibility” comes from Christian scripture and has been part of a toxic legacy of blaming Jews for Jesus’s death.
The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. A scholar explains how the practice may have emerged around the fifth century.
Churches will remain closed over Easter, but theologians have argued over the centuries that faith itself, not ritual, is the heart and soul of Christianity.
Some countries have imposed much stricter restrictions on religious worship than others as part of the coronavirus lockdown.
Backyard Easter egg hunts can be a joy for all the family and a great way to lift the spirits in isolation. They can also provide insight into how different children manage treat foods.