Why the cross?

Thinking Christianly
Event Description

As we enter deeper into the Season of Lenten and our focus turns toward Jesus' journey to Jerusalem, to suffering, and death, the cross becomes a central focus of the church's liturgy. But why the cross? What is the meaning of Jesus death for us? What are the ways the Christian tradition understood Jesus' death as atonement for sin and means for our reconciliation? How can we come to understand the grace God gives to millions and to me and you through the cross?

Week 2

"Confidence to Enter"

March 27, 2022 | Presenter - Amy Peeler

The Rev. Amy Peeler is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Chicago and is Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and holds the Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton University. Her presentation will focus on different images of the cross and atonement in the Epistle to the Hebrews -- a New Testament letter focusing on the saving work of Jesus through the cross and in his resurrection and Ascension. She is the co-author of Hebrews: An Introduction and Study Guide, with Patrick Gray, and the forthcoming, Women and the Gender of God.