So I was on a blogsite (that shall remain nameless unless you ask me) where there was an ad for a parish that read:
Mt. Calvary Church:
Preaching Christ Crucified since 1842
And I wondered:
Isn't it about time they got to the Preaching Christ Resurrected part?
I'm just sayin' ....
God... amen. I'm so sick of that penal substitution stuff. The resurrection is what saves us... Bless you and your ministry.
Therein lies a huge difference: are Christians stuck at the cross or do they make it to the resurrection? Those of us who get beyond Good Friday, for all its importance, seem to have a healthier take on things, IMHO.
For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Cor 1:22-25
So, when one prefers to proclaim the crucifixion, what does that mean? Why is that bad? Isn't the crucifixion the act the restores our relationship with God?
I'm the webmaster for the parish in question. I also designed the offending banner, and the Advent calendar that the banner links to.
I'm sorry you didn't like it.
The quote on the banner from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians was just meant to be a nice tag line that fits into a space 728 pixels wide. It seemed especially appropriate for the penitential Advent season.
It wasn't meant to express the fullness of our belief in Christ. We preach the Resurrection, too... all the time. Honest!
I apologize if the banner led you to believe otherwise.
Did you like the Advent calendar at all?
The Advent calendar was lovely.
And I'm still left "Hmmm...ing" about Christ Crucified as a lede line for Advent. But to each his/her own.
That's the beauty of Anglican comprehensiveness, right?
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