Looking Through the Cross – A Lenten Study

In Looking Through the Cross (the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2015 Lenten Study), Dr. Graham Tomlin guides us on a deeply spiritual and personal exploration of the meaning of the Cross and how it does and should impact our everyday lives. This lesson covers seven weeks.

Looking Through the Cross – The Cross and Evil, pt.1

When we look at the nature of evil, we see the ultimate sacrifice of the Son. Him who is pure light is handed over to and assumes our darkness. Him though whom all things came to exist, is handed over to and assumes our non-existence.
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Looking Through the Cross – The Cross and Identity, pt.1

If we simply identify as “Christian” as a way of separating ourselves over and against the “ungodly” then, although our identity has changed, the nature of our identity as a means of exclusion remains. Unlike other identities, to identify as Christian means to identify with those who aren’t.
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Looking Through the Cross – The Cross and Suffering, pt.2

One of the points that Tomlin brings out in this chapter is that any discussion of Christ’s suffering on the cross must end with the Resurrection. There simply is no salvation in a Christ who only suffered and died for that would mean that death had ultimately triumphed.
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