If “Easter” isn’t in the Bible, why do we celebrate it?

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If “Easter” isn’t in the Bible, why do we celebrate it?

March 28, 2024 -

What does “Easter” mean? How did Easter begin? Why is Easter essential to Christianity? Join Dr. Jim Denison and Dr. Mark Turman as they discuss the deep importance of Easter, why every Sunday should be an Easter celebration, and why Jesus’ death and resurrection matters to your life right now.

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  • 00:25 Exploring the Origins and Cultural Impact of Easter
  • 01:14 The Etymology of Easter: From Pagan Roots to Christian Celebration
  • 01:42 Easter Celebrations in American Culture: Statistics and Reflections
  • 04:17 The Challenge of Separating Biblical Facts from Cultural Traditions
  • 05:52 Engaging with Culture: From Easter Eggs to the Resurrection Story
  • 24:26 The Power of the Easter Story: Transformative Insights from Scripture
  • 30:27 Revisiting Easter: The Importance of Recurring Celebrations in Faith
  • 34:04 Exploring the Power of Repetition in Faith
  • 35:24 The Importance of Visual Theology
  • 36:52 Discovering New Insights in Familiar Stories
  • 44:11 The Profound Impact of Jesus’ Crucifixion
  • 51:24 Understanding the Resurrection’s Significance
  • 58:51 The Personal Journey of Faith


About Dr. Jim Denison

Jim Denison, PhD, is a cultural theologian and the founder and CEO of Denison Ministries. He speaks biblically into significant cultural issues at Denison Forum. He is the chief author of The Daily Article and has written more than 30 books, including The Coming Tsunami, the Biblical Insight to Tough Questions series, and The Fifth Great Awakening.

About Dr. Mark Turman

Dr. Mark Turman is the Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries. Among his many duties, Turman is most notably the host of The Denison Forum Podcast. He is also the chief strategist for DF Pastors, which equips pastors and church leaders to understand and transform today’s culture.

About Denison Forum

Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective through The Daily Article email newsletter and podcast, The Denison Forum Podcast, as well as many books and additional resources.

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