Category Archives: Cross

Bearing the cross as solidarity

In Mk 8:34, Jesus tell his disciples, “τις θέλει ὀπίσω μου ἀκολουθεῖν ἀπαρνησάσθω ἑαυτὸν καὶ ἀράτω τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀκολουθείτω μοι.” In Discipleship, Bonhoeffer beautifully draws out the implications of this verse for believers’ imitation of Christ (though not more beautifully … Continue reading

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Crossing on the cross

” Instituit lignum quo mare transeamus. Nemo enim potest transire mare huius saeculi, nisi cruce Christi portatus.” — Tractates on John 2.2 That’s just about a perfect sentiment — the wise in this age, who can tell us something about … Continue reading

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