Justin B. Fung

Tag: crucifixion

How can Good Friday be good?

[Last year’s Good Friday homily, preached on March 29, 2013.] Good Friday. Good Friday. Good Friday. How could anything like this be good? He was an innocent man. Even the criminal said of him, “This man has done nothing wrong.” An innocent man. No, more than that: the best of men. The most human of […]

It’s the crucified Jesus who is Lord

But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him — our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed. – Isaiah 53:5 Jesus is the Lord, but it’s the crucified Jesus who is Lord–precisely because it’s his crucifixion that has […]

Good Friday

Original post: April 10, 2009; repost: April 2, 2010–Good Friday. How could anything so tragic be good? [From Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, 2004.] And the account from Matthew’s Gospel (27:27-54): Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped […]

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