Theology of the Cross

Dear Church: The World Needs a Cross Not a Pacifier

Dear Church: The World Needs a Cross Not a Pacifier

The church is an old pro at discovering new and creative ways to avoid preaching the cross. Each generation is like a sneaky cleaning lady. While dusting the cross atop the altar, she glances left and right, and, seeing no one looking, replaces the true cross with something else. No radical change. The replica is a near lookalike. You have to look closely. But it’s not the cross. It’s a cross-like idol.