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Crucifixion of Jesus

My Good Friday

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Charles Redfern

I peered into the Incarnation's beauty: Jesus is fully God and fully human. He didn't merely act like a human; he wasn't a human-like wraith. He was God living a genuinely human life, which means God himself begged for mercy on a dark night.

What Does Jesus' Crucifixion Solve?

Tony Jones | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Tony Jones

How is it that Jesus' death accomplishes the forgiveness of my sin? By what cosmic mechanism does that take place?

Is God Angry At You? A Good Friday Reflection

David Lose | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
David Lose

This argument assumes God can't transcend our own moral limitations. Just because we may cry for justice and vengeance when we are wronged doesn't mean God will.

Truly Understanding The Agony Of Crucifixion

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

In the weeks before Easter, during the traditional season of Lent, Christians fix their hearts on the death of Jesus Christ. They reflect upon what he endured because they believe that it was redemptive.

Does God Prefer Longevity Over Quality Of Life?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

For Christians, this is one of the most important weeks of our liturgical calendar. This is the week that we should be contemplating what we never want to contemplate: death.

Mark 14:1-15:47: What Jesus’ Death Tells Us About Ourselves

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Death was more than something for him to endure, just so he could rise again. Jesus' execution forever writes an identity upon him, as indicated in the Gospels' accounts of his resurrection.

Did Jesus Really Die For Our Sins?

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Why would God send Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb of God, dying for the sins of the world, instead of just destroying sin, or perhaps offering grace and forgiveness to the very ones created by God?

Why I Am Not An Atheist

Pierre Whalon | Posted 10.09.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

It is unreasonable to look for scientific evidence of God's existence. Whether there is or is not a creator who subsists completely outside of the universe cannot be proven or disproven.

The Biblical Roots Of Christian Song

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

Amid the great tensions, contradictions and reversals in their flight to the Promised Land, the Israelites glorified God. Liturgical singing in churches today glorifies Our Lord in the same way.

At The Heart Of Darkness

Elizabeth E. Evans | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth E. Evans

As we begin our religious observances this week, I hope that we will keep in mind the Maureens and Megans among us: dear to God even in death, but so deserving of a life of here on earth.

The Question of the Cross in "Good" Friday

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Atonement theology says, "Jesus died so we might live." It suggests that the torture and murder lamented this Friday is "good."