In our western rush to get to the conclusion, we ask, “Why did Jesus have to die? Why did it have to be the crucifixion?” Then, we want a Twitter-length answer.
Tag Archives: Crucifixion
Where is our sense of expectation?
What kind of people ought you to be?
Losing sight of the power of the cross
We have paganized our view of how salvation happens.
Are we asking the wrong questions?
Our view of God in Western Christianity is, quite frankly, too small.
The powerful, permanent work of the cross
The cross is the great sign, the reality from which every other sign becomes like a shadow, outlining that reality but lacking its complete form. The hour of Jesus brings a work that has eternal consequences. Even raising Lazarus was temporary.
The incredible power of the crucifixion
The irony of Jesus’ crucifixion is often lost in a couple of poorly translated words. We often just don’t know what to do with the words in that context, so it ends up being that Jesus was crucified with a couple of thieves. Actually, Barabbas, along with the two crucified with Jesus, were probably terrorists.Continue reading “The incredible power of the crucifixion”
The Temple Curtain Was Torn
38 The curtain of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 When the centurion, who stood facing Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “This man was certainly God’s Son.” (Mark 15:38-39, CEB) Ronald Kernaghan offers some thoughts on the curtain in his commentary on Mark in the IVP New Testament Commentary Series. The curtainContinue reading “The Temple Curtain Was Torn”