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Friday: Four Ironies of the Cross

ChristChurch London |

Good Friday. Jesus has stood trial before Roman and religious leaders, fearful of his popularity and suspicious of his motives. Although there had been no grounds for Pilate to punish Jesus, the combination of fabricated evidence and pressure from the...

Friday: The Substitute Son

ChristChurch London |

Jesus stood on trial before the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate. Having examined the evidence, Pilate had found no reason to condemn Jesus. And yet the cries of the crowd were demanding. So Pilate invoked an annual custom in an attempt...

The Eucatastrophe of Easter

Liam Thatcher |

Please forgive me. I wrestled long and hard over this. I’m aware that J.R.R. Tolkien gets too much airtime at ChristChurch London, but in my defence, I’m not quoting Lord of the Rings… In his essay On Fairy Stories, Tolkien...

Friday: Adding Insult to Injury

ChristChurch London |

Betrayed, tried and wrongly condemned to death, Jesus is handed over to the soldiers to be brutally tortured and crucified. ‘The soldiers stripped Jesus and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set...

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