Easter, Eostre, and the Unexpected Origins of Christians’ Celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection

by Brent Landau   Christians across the globe are celebrating Easter today – the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year. The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday…

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Commentary: Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies

by Emma Elliott Freire   Ah, Easter egg hunts. They’re a fun, wholesome, all-American tradition. Or are they? As many parents can attest, Easter egg hunts also have a dark side. Last Saturday, my husband and I took our four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son to an Easter egg hunt sponsored by…

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Commentary: Celebration of Easter and Passover

This weekend marks a Holy Week for many citizens across Tennessee and the world, as we celebrate Passover and Easter. In America, religious beliefs are critical to many of our founding principles. There is no denying the significant impact that faith has had on our nation, from the Puritans to…

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