The cross is so ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. It was commonplace to see roads and hills littered with crosses from Roman executions. Crucifixion was a method of capital punishment in which the victim was tied or nailed to a large wooden beam and left to hang, perhaps for several days, until eventual death from exhaustion and asphyxiation. It is an ancient execution tool that has become synonymous with a major world religion. There is something profoundly different about Christianity that from the very beginning of its formation Jesus’ followers were intensely interested in the death of their God. So what is it about the cross? What is it that turns it from tragedy to celebration? Because it was necessary

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