old. rugged. cross.

On a hill far away . . .

So begins one of the best-loved hymns of the faith, The Old Rugged Cross.

Yet have we considered what it really means that the central symbol of the Christian faith is an instrument of execution?

Can you imagine if church steeples were topped with guillotines or we wore small electric chairs as jewelry around our necks?

Stood an old rugged cross . . .

What is unique about this man executed in that way?

Did some sort of transaction involving God, the devil, and the human race occur on that dark day so long ago?

Or is there more to it than that?

. . . the emblem of suffering and shame.

And what does it have to do with us? Today? With how and why we live in the year 2010?

Join us for the next three weeks as we wrestle with these questions and more.

old. rugged. cross.

A series in which the far away comes very close.


8:30. 10. 11:30. (And remember to set your clock ahead one hour!)