Easter is around the corner, and I was reminded of this post tonight during a Q & A session for the Awakening School of Theology and Ministry. It’s something I blogged in 2018 about the “pagan origins” of Easter. The idea is overblown and misguided. Have a look at that old post — it leads to a good scholarly article on the topic.
My advice — instead of telling our Christian friends (and maybe brothers and sisters in Christ living under the same quarantined roof) how pagan Easter is, let’s celebrate both Passover on Wednesday and the resurrection on Easter Sunday like we’re glad both of them happened, taking in their meaning for all who believe the gospel. Just an idea.