While the Cross is at the center of all four Gospels and, very often, at the center of all our sanctuaries, the meaning of the Cross is far from self-evident or obvious. What Jesus accomplishes on the Cross- or rather what God accomplishes through him- is not spelled out in any of the creeds. Jesus gives one answer to what his death means, but Paul gives another answer. The Gospels themselves narrate the events but, like all good dramatists, leave the reasons and results opaque, leaving the audience to chew on it after the story is over.
For Pub Theology next Tuesday: We’ll talk through questions about the Cross.
Here’s how it will (hopefully) work:
YOU submit a question via the Speakpipe.
It’s the little widget icon on the right of your screen that looks like an old timey microphone and says ‘Send Voicemail.’
Click on it.
Don’t worry you won’t get charged anything or receive any porn.
Click it and you can then use your computer/phone’s microphone to submit an audio question. Any sort of question about the Cross, Lent, the Passion, Christ’s Suffering, Sin, Atonement etc is up for grabs.
And let us know who you are and where you’re at too.
Your voice message will be sent via email to my underling, Teer Hardy.
Teer will collect all the voicemail questions, curate them, and then pose them to me next Tuesday for Pub Theology.
I’ll take a blind stab and then we’ll open it up to Q/A and Pushback.
We’ll record it so if you can’t be there you can at least hear your question tackled.
If you haven’t been before this is good, laid-back space to ask honest questions about things that matter. So, if you know someone who’s not into church invite them.
Here’s the details:
Once again, we’re meeting at Forge Brew Works.
You can find them on Facebook too, here.
It’s just off the Fairfax County Parkway on Terminal Road. You can find directions here.