Holy Week

The Scandal of the Cross

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

A Roman execution device isn't exactly a picturesque scene of divine love on display. It'd be the equivalent to having three criminals side-by-side in electric chairs. Or a firing squad having their criminals in a line with crowds watching and laughing. We'd never turn that scene into jewelry or bumper stickers; it's disturbing.

The Scandal of the Cross

God at the Feet of Sinners

BY JESSICA THOMPSON

The disciples and Christ have just finished their last meal together. The disciples, of course, didn't know this, but Jesus did. As an act displaying his humility and kindness, he kneels before them. Jesus "who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,” lays aside his outer garments.

God at the Feet of Sinners

God’s Word in Our Mouths

BY KYLE G JONES

What makes a meal more than food? We all have important meals in our lives; birthday meals; anniversary meals; traditional holiday meals. But, what makes sharing a meal with someone (or someones) significant? The type of food? How it’s eaten? Where it’s eaten?

God’s Word in Our Mouths

Why “Good” Friday?

BY ERICK SORENSEN

Have you ever wondered, of all the adjectives we could use to describe this day why in the world we chose the word “good?” Yeah, me too.

Why “Good” Friday?