In a comic reversal, says Terry Eagleton, the death of God incarnate reveals a fragile social order.
The Brazilian activist was killed by the same world that killed Jesus—a world that can’t bear love.
Pontius Pilate shows us what happens when the historical and the eternal intersect.
Should I let my child color pictures of Jesus on the cross?
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Fleming Rutledge's magnum opus is many things: a look at the ways the death of Christ has been interpreted, an argument that the how of his death matters, and a protest against Christianity-light.
David Carr rereads the familiar materials of the Bible in conversation with trauma theory. This opens the way for a fresh and suggestive interpretation.
I read Lauren Winner's new book with the sort of joy one feels when watching someone utterly hit their stride.
May we not domesticate the Jesus story for our own religious comfort, but in telling the story, and doing so truthfully, may we worship our crucified Christ and encounter his delivering presence, and therefore be transformed after the image of God.
Isaiah doesn't politely, abstractly compare God to a mother giving birth. The text suggests that God squats and pants and bellows like a moose.
In Sunday school I colored in Jesus’ crown of thorns, brown for brambles and red for dripping blood.
Mary Boys offers concrete proposals for how the story of Jesus’ crucifixion can be told faithfully in the presence of Jewish conversation partners.
In every age, the crucifixion has compelled artists with its raw human drama, as well as with its deeper meaning.