Examining the Meaning of the Resurrection, Part I: Setting the Stage

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on May, 25 2011

Through this column during the weeks before Good Friday, I did a series on the story of the cross and its meaning, seeking to call you, my readers, into …

Examining the Story of the Cross, Part II: Did the Crucifixion of Jesus Occur at Passover?

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on March, 9 2011

It is a common assumption that the crucifixion of Jesus took place in the context of the Jewish observance of Passover.  That is certainly the point of view developed …