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All articles & reviews tagged with cross

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April 2019
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Enduring the cross

Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus ‘endured the cross’. Loch Ness is a narrow stretch of water, yet it reaches depths exceeding two hundred metres. The brevity of that biblical phrase is similarly deceiving. Often perhaps, we read it quickly, barely pausing to consider its fathomless content. Part of the problem is that words…

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News

October 2018
News > Religious liberty

Religious liberty – BA worker in fresh legal claim

A British Airways employee who won a legal battle in 2013 to wear a cross on a necklace at work has launched a fresh tribunal claim against the airline for ‘victimisation and harassment’. According to reports in the national press Nadia Eweida — whose landmark victory against BA came at the European Court of…

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June 2017
News > Media

Media – BBC mocks politician over cross

Carol Monaghan, SNP member of parliament for Glasgow North West, was subjected to censure and mockery by the BBC after she was filmed wearing an ashen cross on her head. Ms Monaghan had come straight from an Ash Wednesday service, where traditionally a small ash cross is marked on the forehead at the start…

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December 1997
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Cross bearing

The Lord Jesus took up his cross, knowing that at the end of the road he would be nailed to it and there die. The cross he carried was God-given, for on it he would die in the place of his people. Christ told all who would follow him that they must be cross…

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April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

THE CROSS OF CHRIST

The Roman cross was a cruel apparatus of execution. Crucifixion, as a means of death, was devised to inflict great pain and drawn out suffering for the victim. While Christians ought not to give undue emphasis to the physical cross by way of ornament or relic, yet there is a symbolism and significance of…

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April 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

THE CALVARY ROAD

The Calvary road was long and hard, The Calvary road was lonely; Christ trod this road, bruised, battle-scarred, And he could tread it only. He turned not back when fierce the fight, Nor thought he of surrender; He scoffing bore and cruel spite, For love of the offender. On to the bitter cross he…

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March 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cross of Christ

In the New Testament, the word 'cross' invariably refers to the instrument on which Jesus Christ suffered death. The Greek word properly signifies a stake, or upright pole; but the Romans modified this form of punishment and scholars have therefore found it difficult to determine the precise form of our Lord's cross. It is…

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