The Beautiful Victory of the Cross and the Table of Aslan

Last week, I wrote about my belief that the cross is too beautiful to fit many popular theologies.  It isn’t beautiful in itself, for a Roman cross represents the power of Empire, a power that is always opposed to the way of Jesus.  Rather, the beauty is in the One who chose to endure unjust [Read More...]

God’s Middle Finger – When the Divine Says “Up Yours”

When we cling to the sword, we flip the cross upside down to use it as our tool of death instead of God’s tool for bringing life. And so the story goes… I can remember a scene in the movie Independence Day.  The drunken dad turned heroic father, Russell Case, chooses to sacrifice his life [Read More...]

Views of the Cross and Asian American Mission

I want to invite you to read a quick pdf file that is titled: Why Penal Substitution Doesn’t Work with Asian-Americans, by Mako Nagasawa.  This will take you maybe five minutes but is completely worth it.  If you don’t, the rest of this post may not make complete sense. A disclaimer I should start with [Read More...]