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.
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
I’ve only seen three dead bodies in my life. The first was when I was 12 years old and my grandfather died at age 69. It was the first time I ever saw my father cry. At the funeral home, my sister was brave enough to reach out and touch my grandfather’s hand as it rested on his torso. Back in our seats, I asked her what his skin felt like. “Plastic,” she said.
by Britt CoxMarch 29, 2015