Do we really need to believe in a resurrection to have Christian faith? Some people think that we can be perfectly fine Christians without holding to the resurrection of the dead. We can practice Christian ethics, they say, and try our best to love our neighbors as Christ did. But in their minds, the resurrection is a mere addendum we can well do without. The plain answer to this claim is that the only Jesus worthy of our faith is the Jesus of the Scriptures, and the Jesus of the Scriptures is a resurrected Jesus. Anyone may like Christian things…