By Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears
The cross is the most crucial part of Christianity. If Jesus did not die on the cross and rise back to life 3 days later, then Christianity is a joke. There is so much happening on the first Easter weekend. So many things are being resolved. Things about Jesus’ nature and character. About sin. About death. About our righteousness before God. About our eternal life. About so much more.
There is so much going on when it comes to the cross. And yet at times, when I’m teaching and preaching this most wonderful of events, I find it hard to not get all intellectual about it. I struggle not to turn it into a thinking exercise. To reduce what Jesus did on the cross into head knowledge and nothing else. That’s why I’m so thankful for Mark Driscoll’s and Gerry Breshears’ Death by Love.
Three months down. I wasn’t even sure I was going to make it past three weeks when I started. Thanks to everyone who has dropped in and read one of my articles. Why don’t you introduce yourself to me in the comments section? I’m really keen to find out who is reading this site and what brought you here. I met someone in the real world a few weeks ago. The next day I added him to Facebook. He let me know that he’s been following Pop Culture Christ for months, but didn’t make the connection when he met me in the real world. So shout out and let me know who you are!
Mark Driscoll is one of my favourite Christian authors at the moment. I don’t always agree with how he does things, but I’ve never disagreed with what he says. His no nonsense delivery, almost non PC, is refreshing and challenging. And he’s dead set keen on showing people the Jesus of the Bible and not just wishy washy emotional religion. That appeals to me. Driscoll has four new books out in a series called A Book You’ll Actually Read. The four books are On The Old Testament, On The New Testament, On Church Leadership, and On Who is God.