Resourcing Progressive Christians

Hocus Pocus Resurrection

Meyers Beam Me Up

Robin Meyers believes that the resuscitation of Jesus’ body is less important than the idea of resurrection as a credible and meaningful principle for living:

“Resurrection is not about ‘beam me up, Scotty!’ It’s not about molecules disappearing and then reappearing. All that is hocus pocus. We don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore. We don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy. We should not believe in ‘beam me up, Scotty’ as an explanation for Easter.”

– Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers in “Saving Jesus Redux” from

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Meyers points

Robin Meyers is a United Church of Christ pastor, Professor of Rhetoric, and author of “Why the Christian Right is Wrong,” “Saving Jesus from the Church,”  and “The Underground Church.” You’ll find Robin in LtQ’s “Saving Jesus Redux,” “LtQ2,” and Living the Questions’ upcoming series on the origin and use of the Bible.


  1. Joris on March 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    The very disparity among the four Gospels proves without a doubt to me that the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth was far more about its meaning than its atoms.

  2. Phil Iversen on March 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Is Saving Jesus Redux available in home edition?

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