Last year about this time, Jennifer and I watched a movie called Risen about the aftermath of the Crucifixion. The film turned out to be ... Read More
Today I invite you into the first half of a discussion I had recently with Danny Bryant, pastor of St. Mary of Bethany Anglican Parish, and Steve Guthrie, professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University.
Our discussion centered around the question, “Can we call the crucifixion beautiful?”—a question I have heard Danny and Steve explore with gentleness and wisdom, Danny in his sermons and Steve in his lectures as well as his book, Creator Spirit. When the three of us first convened, we came to the conclusion that we have much to learn by answering “yes” as well as “no.”
It is my hope that this discussion can provide a fruitful way to reflect and ponder as we walk through Holy Week and approach the cross.