Go Ahead and Die Already (Luke 24:13-35)

SBuckhanonCrowder

By Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder The role of race in the imposition of the death penalty is just one of the controversies that continues to surround the issue. Society has an affinity for death. There is a pervasive fascination with (im)mortality. We appreciate life, but we are seduced at the intricacies and unknowns of death. While there is much enjoyment and celebration over health, personal accomplishments, births, and birthdays, women and men around the world ponder the “what … [Read more...]

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

Mathew Skinner

By Mathew Skinner The Trayvon Martin story is tragic for many reasons. We see one of them in what his death has again brought to the surface: deeply rooted convictions that the system is flawed. We have a hard time trusting the criminal-justice processes in particular cases when the system-wide injustices remain so persistent. As Christians move into the week that most defines our faith, a week of remembering and reliving Jesus’ death and resurrection, this idea of a broken system … [Read more...]


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