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5 things you might hear at your Easter service

April 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The rugged little cross with ridges that suggest thorns looks like it would add some extra pain to a crucifixion. It was a gift from Bethlehem, and holding it reminds Dan Billings of the magnitude of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Continue Reading

Just how did the bunny rabbit become the secular symbol of Easter?

April 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Once again, just as it happens each Easter, here comes Peter Cottontail.
But even as the animated flick “Hop” jumps up the box-office rankings and tykes all over the nation get ready to scramble for the beloved annual tradition of the Easter egg hunt, we take a moment to ask: What exactly does the Easter Bunny have to do with the resurrection of Christ? Continue Reading