My latest blog over on Empty Tomb Designs, where I share my more overtly religious thoughts (though it’s not like I shy away from them in any significant way over here!).
The crucifixion is climactic, tragic, ugly, and the culmination of Christ’s Earthly mission. It deserves a prominent place in our thoughts and is rightfully and masterfully recreated in various types of media over and over again. When I was kid, it was Max Von Sydow in The Greatest Story Ever Told. Today, it’s the excellent (if somewhat overly violent) miniseries The Bible. I don’t think my oldest daughter really connected with the story of Christ until she watched The Bible. It was a transformative experience for her.
You don’t get the crucifixion without the resurrection, but, at least as depicted in popular media, it tends to be the less memorable event. Images of the crucifixion–the spear piercing, the crowning with thorns, the nails driven into the hands and feet–easily come to mind. The resurrection with its empty tomb, rolled away stone, and confused guards and apostles (really…
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