Tag: good friday

Photo of the front of an old church, front wall blown out, and view of a meadow at sunset. Text reads: "And with God-the-Father absent...or somehow remaining invisible ..., God-the-Mother must bear witness.", Erin Thomas

Women of the Crucifixion: The Sound of God

I’ve done it since I was young. Focus on the absence of God, I mean. Not that any one group has any precise, theological understanding of exactly what happened the day Jesus was crucified. No one was actually there — in Palestine or in heaven. If that’s where God-the-Father resides. Which I’ve come to have dubious suspicions about. We’ve fought…

Hold Up: It’s Not Easter

Christians are an Easter people. We’re about resurrection, new life and an awakened relationship with God through Jesus. But like skipping Advent before Christmas, we have a bad habit of jumping all the way to Easter with giving a teeny nod to Holy Week. For evangelicals, this can be especially telling. We often forget that it’s not Easter at the…