Is Christ on the cross our brother in suffering or our King in triumph? Jesus’ death is at the heart of Christianity, but the four
Gospel accounts are very different and the cross has been seen as both the throne of God’s glory and the place of ultimate desolation
and defeat. In addition we have 2,000 years of interpretations, paintings, poems, theologies and liturgies that add to the complexity,
and sometimes to the confusion. Paula Gooder and Mark Oakley will look at different aspects of the cross through the gospels and
poetry, exploring some of what we might learn from it not only of sin and reconciliation, but also of new life, love, freedom and
creation made new.
Posted: 13th March 2018