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Ed Young tells USA Today: Easter is ‘staggering event’

HOUSTON (BP)–It’s understandable if some people have difficulty mustering faith at Easter, said Ed Young in the April 7 issue of USA Today.
Young, pastor of Houston’s Second Baptist Church and a former Southern Baptist Convention president, acknowledged in a page exploring several ministers’ Easter sermon themes that “there are skeptics here, there are doubters … there are those who have a tough time believing.”
Christ’s resurrection, after all, is “a staggering event,” Young said.
Many people have sought to disprove the resurrection, such as British journalist and lawyer Frank Morrison years ago, Young said. Instead, when Morrison finished his research, the classic 1930 book he wrote, “Who Moved the Stone?” reflected that he had come to the opposite view, having dealt with the resurrection of Christ “from a solid, historical perspective,” Young said.
Also featured in the USA Today reflections were Ken Untener, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, Mich.; John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, Calif.; Thomas Long, director of Geneva Press, Bronxville, N.Y., and interim preaching minister at Bronxville Reformed Church; Martha P. Sterne, rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Maryville, Tenn.; and Gregory G.M. Ingram, senior minister of Oak Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church in Detroit.