Q+A about why Jesus had to die, plus The Triumphal Entry
I am very glad to be here as I am an adult going through the process of re-thinking the very things these kids are asking and dismantling PSA theology. I see more clearly the why Jesus had to die and the reasons stated make more sense in terms of the whole Bible. Where I get tripped up is the blood and sacrifice part. So the verse that popped to mind is Hebrews 9:22. I have a feeling this has been taken out of a broader context and then used to prop up the PSA or other such ideologies. Anyway, how do I reconcile what the "text plainly says (side eye)" with what you said in response to the kid question? OH, and also in my early learning the provision of "coverings" in the Garden has been used to support that God demanded or needed blood to be spilled as this is him making a sacrifice, to literally cover the humans? It's confusing.
Yay, Meredith! I’m so excited to be here!!!
Talking about Jesus’ death and resurrection is so complicated. I was raised with all the typical reasons for them, and I don’t know that I’ve fully landed on how to talk about them as an adult. This first series is going to be revolutionary for me, I’m sure of it. I have been drawn so much to the life of Jesus and what it teaches us, so I’m hoping these ideas will tie in and help me talk about Easter with my kids in a way that fully encompasses the life of Jesus, not just his death and resurrection.