A Skeptics Guide to Crucifixion & Resurrection
The crucifixion part of CRUCIFIXION (RESURRECTION) is easy; Jesus was not only a moral teacher but also a political activist, he confronted the Roman Empire and the Roman Empire did what they do to political dissidents: they executed him. Case closed.
But the Christian faith isn’t founded on following a martyr; Christians, at least in theory, proclaim a risen Messiah. This issue takes seriously the topics of crucifixion and resurrection, confronting claims dating back to the earliest Christians: that Jesus was a man who led a ministry here on Earth, that he was crucified, and that he rose from the dead. It wrestles with the historical events and the theological implications, asking not only what happened “back then,” but also what will our response be here and now.
Spit & Spirit Issue 8: CRUCIFIXION (RESURRECTION)
This issue is 41 pages long and features thoughtful articles, prayers, and reflective pieces, all in an elegantly designed PDF.
Table of Contents
Pissed About The Passion // 5
Are You Prepared to Be Crucified? // 9
What Do We Do with Good Friday? // 16
A Prayer (in Parts) // 21
Easter Is Coming // 22
Dive Deeper into Faith // 24
Easter Changes Everything// 26
Take This Cup // 32
It All Hangs on This // 34
What are people saying about SPIT & SPIRIT?
The writing in Spit and Spirit has a powerful prophetic voice and a compassionate pastoral presence. I read as an ally to learn from and support my queer friends, a pastor who wants to minister better to all people, and as a fellow human being wrestling through life and faith.
When I read Spit and Spirit I am moved, challenged, and encouraged. I find fellow travelers on the journey. I see my own experience through a transformative lens. The redemptive power, love, and justice of God is so clear in this ministry. God’s work is being done here, folks! It’s very exciting to see.
Spit and Spirit is like a warm blanket, a kiss from a lover, a hug from a friend, and a shove off the plank into a sea of gratitude. It broadens the definitions and labels we place on ourselves in the queer community and I am so glad it exists.
I’d just like to say that I absolutely love this first magazine. I love that it makes being queer central and tells stories of people who wouldn’t change that part of themselves. I love that it includes an atheist. I love that it doesn’t just say “I went through the shadow of doubt, but now I love Jesus more” but instead tells the story of people who went in other ways. These different stories struck me as honest without trying to manipulate. And they spoke truth to my experience.
So thank you. I look forward to what comes next.