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Jesus Crucifiction

Good Friday: God, Forsaken

Christopher Cocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

If Jesus on the cross actually is God on the cross, and if God on the cross is Godforsaken, if God comes to the cross to feel what it's like to be us at our most human, then what if the cross is also God's mea culpa?

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."

Jesus Christ, Capital Defendant

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

I think that there is something powerful in simply considering Christ as a criminal defendant. That subtle change in perspective can change worlds.