Scot McKnight: Surprised by the Cross

Today I direct your attention to a post by Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed.  How we talk about the Cross says a lot about the kind of God we believe in.  One of the most popular ways of talking about the Cross in present-day evangelicalism is to say that our sin is so bad that someone had to die, and that someone is Jesus.  But when one goes down that road, it is way too easy to arrive at a God who is an angry despot.  What if, instead, we were to look at the big picture of what God is doing in the world, working to put all things right and bring heaven and earth and all things together in Himself, and ask how the Cross fits in with that?  How might our view of the Cross change?

Read:  Surprised by the Cross:  What If? by Scot McKnight