There’s a sense in which the Gospels themselves are extended Passion stories. That’s certainly true of Mark and John’s Gospels.
And yet for all the attention given to the cross, the Gospel writers do not make anything about the cross self-evident.
There’s no neon footnotes shouting ‘This is what IT means.’
The confusion gets compounded by the fact that the Passion stories are layered with biblical allusions and imagery.
So it’s not surprising that the cross would provoke questions.
This weekend for my sermon I will use a format I’ve affectionately termed ‘Midrash in the Moment.’
Midrash = commentary on scripture.
I want to tackle some of questions people have about the cross, Jesus’ last week, Christ’s passion and the atonement.
So email me a question by 5:00 PM EST at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or leave one in the comments section below or submit a question via the Speakpipe on the right of your screen.
I’ll put all the questions in a bingo tumbler and tackle them at random during the sermon time.