Reclaiming Good Friday: Salvation without Divine Violence

What do you do with Good Friday and the Cross when you’ve abandoned the centrality of the doctrines of substitutionary atonement and the divine necessity of Jesus’ death? Like many progressive Christians, I grew up hearing the mantras “Jesus died for our sins,” “Jesus died so that we might have eternal life and escape God’s [Read More...]

Living a Holy Week

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Holy Week is a lifetime in miniature. It goes from celebration to conflict, betrayal, suspense, and then back to a celebration that lasts a lifetime. As the commercial says, “life comes at you fast,” and so does Holy Week. We almost need a month to let the events of Holy Week sink in spiritually and [Read More...]

Holy Saturday: Living in the Liminal

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Holy Saturday is a day in which nothing happens, nothing is guaranteed, and nothing hoped for. [Read more...]

A Progressive Good Friday?

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What do you do with Good Friday and the Cross when you’ve abandoned the doctrine of substitutionary atonement and the divine necessity of Jesus’ death? [Read more...]


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