View from the Centre

The First Image of the Cross

It is commonplace to point out how shocking it is that Christians made a ‘cross’ the symbol of their faith. Crucifixion, after all, was the ultimate punishment in the Roman period, considered even more shameful than the other principal methods of capital punishment, beheading and burning alive. Yet, it has always been taught—in fact, I think I might have taught…

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CPX in the Media

When good and evil, failure and defeat, come together this Easter - Natasha Moore explores the coincidence and connections between Easter and Anzac Day for The Sun-Herald.
Top 10 tips for Atheists this Easter - Atheists should drop their easily dismissed scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against Christianity, and instead quiz believers about Old Testament violence and hell, writes John Dickson for The Drum
This Easter, lets contemplate the meaning of hope - Simon Smart writes for The Guardian on how the hope of Easter points to the future restoration of broken things, of death and evil being conquered and justice and order emerging from chaos.
Holy days and ‘total work’ - Justine Toh writes for Online Opinion on how the Easter story challenges our culture of 'total work'.
How God became Jesus: Bart Ehrman gets it wrong, again - CPX Fellow Michael Bird responds to Bart Ehrman's latest book, which claims that the divinity of Jesus was a late invention, at ABC Religion and Ethics.