Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

(by Tony Reinke)

The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ are an interconnected priority for the church (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). French theologian John Calvin wrote that when we speak of the benefits we receive from Christ’s resurrection we are implying the crucifixion of Christ—and the other way around.* The two themes are interconnected.

And a new book has brought together writings on the resurrection of Christ in light of the death of Christ. The book is designed for the Easter season (which is quickly approaching), but the cross and the resurrection are worthy of our attention year round.

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