Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why We Need The Ashes

When “The Passion of the Christ” film came out there was criticism over the brutal scenes in the movie (a staple of Mel Gibson’s?). Anyhoo, one of my theological brainiac friends Dwayne Polk said something along these lines at the time:

“Christians are more concerned more about the pain and suffering than their own sin that put him there.”

I agree with this assessment for the most part but my online friend Brandon Ambrosino’s blog has asked that we look at the brutality and ugliness of the cross talking about why it is important. You can read that here:

No Beauty Without Ash: The Paradox of True Christian Art (or getting ready for Easter)