Take Up Your Cross Re-Imagined
By Heather Hart
Why Jesus on a Roman Cross?
by Heather L Hart
*Trigger warning: this essay contains discussion of crucifixion, abuse, and slavery.
One of the foundational images in Christianity is the cross. Through my faith journey I’ve often wondered about the cross, itself. Why did Jesus die in this awful manner? How does a Roman crucifixion change how I…