Christus Victor

On Good Friday we invited folks at Central Baptist to come and hammer in a nail to a cross one of our family had made. It’s a powerful thing to be in the silence of the sanctuary, only to have it interrupted by the pounding of a hammer. There’s a violence to the sound which…

Good Friday

I’m battling an illness so I don’t have much to say, but this Good Friday I thought I’d share an image of a cross. I am amazed at how Christians have coopted this horrific instrument of destruction into a symbol of hope 1. On Good Friday God in the Flesh yielded his life up for…

OK, deep breath…

First, I don’t care what your political leanings are, the election of the first African-American president is a wonderful sign that America has moved into a new (and positive) era of race relations.  A man who was 3/5’s of a person when the Consitution was written is now the Chief Executive of the nation.  If…