Regarding Christology, the bloody Crucifixion and Resurrection is not merely the historical inauguration of Christianity, it is also its well-spring. As such, it must be turned to over and over again to die and be reborn. If Christianity is to survive, if it is to prosper, it must be on this horrifying event and theophany. Too many churches want to turn their back on its “pagan” brutality, to clean it up, make it a happy-song. To do so, to secularize it, is to kill it and its connection to the cross of existence and the Divine.