Much of what Christianity has long been saying about the cross of Christ is problematic. So what is to be done about it?
Holy Week | Good Friday (Year A Year B Year C)
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (Psalm 22); Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42
On Good Friday we face conflicting urges, on multiple fronts. On the one hand, I don't want to be one of the Christians who Gardner Taylor called "a Resurrection people, but not a Crucifixion people." I don't want to rescue Jesus from the cross--the weekly tendency of many preachers, and I think a poor interpretation of "bringing the good news." It is a reality: Jesus died.
art selection and comment by Lil CopanMarch 10, 2016