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Tag Archive: Easter

Apr 08 2013

Excruciating, word origin

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The word excruciating has an interesting origin and background.  In English, excruciating is an adjective that means, “causing intense physical agony or anguish”.  What does not seem to be commonly known about the word are the details of its Latin origin and how it came into existence. Origin: 1560–70; < Latin excruciātus, past participle of …

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Mar 31 2010

My Easter Rant

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I want to start off with as a Christian, I have NOTHING against celebrating the resurrection of our Redeemer.  In fact, I think it’s a wonderful event to celebrate.  Our Redeemer conquered death.  It is this that is celebrated.    Now that my disclaimer is out of the way, I’m going to share some thoughts about …

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Mar 28 2010

Passover In The New Covenant

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Typically, Christians do not celebrate Passover but instead, celebrate Easter which is right around the corner.  However, messianic Jewish congregations do celebrate Passover.  Since Passover begins March 29, 2010, I thought it would be nice to understand Passover and especially from a Messianic or from the New Covenant approach. Passover is the celebration of the …

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Oct 09 2009

Holidays, Paganism and Hypocrisy

It’s that time of year.  Halloween is just a few weeks away.  Children will be dressing up in costumes and going door to door in excitement.  Candy will be handed out, taken home and sorted through by their parents.  Along with this holiday, the yearly debates have already started.  Christians are quick to criticize Christian …

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