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Why did Jesus have to die? Why couldn't God just forgive?Part threeJesus had to die to show us the truth of where our version of life was heading, and what it was doing to ourselves, to one another and to God. God couldn't 'just forgive' us because forgiveness requires an acknowledgement of the wrong and the damage that has been done to the victim. And here we see that God is the victim (Ps 51:4).Jesus...

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Resurrection scars – an Easter reflection.Scars - demo by Malcolm GordonAs we have journeyed through this season of Eastertide, rejoicing and reflecting on the resurrection of Jesus, I have been musing on one little detail – the significance of Jesus’ scars in his appearances to his disciples once he was raised from the dead.John 20:19-20 reads, On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for...

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