Hope and Horror in the Cross

As a child, I grew up both terrified and fascinated by the sculpture of a dying man that hung on the wall of my grandmother’s church. As the priest evenly intoned through the mass, my gaze would slide up to the statue, darting back down when I saw the nails in the statue’s wrists. A … Continue reading Hope and Horror in the Cross

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Who Do You Say I Am: The Centrality of the Church in the Christian Faith

He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’” (Luke 9:20). Just as the Apostles before us, Christians have developed many responses to this question Jesus asked two thousand years ago. Some answers— “the way, the truth, and the life”—have become standard across all of Christianity. Others—“the only son of God, eternally … Continue reading Who Do You Say I Am: The Centrality of the Church in the Christian Faith