We Protestants tend to be pretty focused on the Cross. We hear Paul saying that he wanted to know nothing among the Corinthians but Christ, and him crucified (1 Cor. 2:2). We transmogrify it to mean we should preach nothing but the Cross, even on Christmas (when the Cross was thirty years in the future) […]
Vocabulary Lesson: And Why Do We Call it “Good Friday”?
For a lot of people Good Friday brings one question to mind: Why ‘Good’? If I love Jesus and want to follow him, how can I say that the day he died was ‘Good’? It sounds like I should be jumping with joy. I can’t read the Gospel accounts without tears. English speakers have called […]