Good Friday is coming soon. I used to wonder why Christians call the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s death “Good” rather than “Bad” Friday. After all, on its face it doesn’t look right to celebrate the death of Jesus. People in the first century who followed Jesus, believing him to be the promised Messiah, were scandalized by his death. “Why did Jesus have to die? Wasn’t he the Lord of Life?” Mark Strom, author of The Symphony of Scripture, explains the scandal of God’s kingdom as the crucifixion of Jesus. Below is a slideshow based on chapter 15 of his book.
- How Can We Better Understand Each Other?
- Major Themes of the Gospels
- The Lord of Life Returns (John 20:1-29)
- My Concerns Regarding the Passion Bible Translation
- The Vine Prepares the Branches for Fruitfulness (John 15:1-16:4)
- A Biblical Case for an Old Earth (Book Review)
- Archaeological Study Bible (Book Review)
- The Council of Chalcedon
- Respectable Sins
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