THAT FOOLISH OBSESSION WITH CONSENSUS. This year and next, Easter as reckoned by the Julian calendar (render unto Caesar?) and Easter as reckoned by the Gregorian calendar (render unto God?) coincide. The National Council of Churches sees an opportunity for process and consensus.
This is Good News indeed! And yet almost every year the Christian community is divided over which day to proclaim this Good News. Our split, based on a dispute having to do with ancient calendars, visibly betrays the message of reconciliation. It is a scandal that surely grieves our God.
Rev. Johnson's Midwest Conservative Journal is not persuaded.
Why exactly is a major celebration of Our Lord’s resurrection from the dead on two different days a problem?
The message is straightforward enough.

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