Someone published a book picturing the many shapes
of the cross. It has been stylized in a dozen ways. There is a
Latin cross, a Greek cross, an Egyptian cross, a Jerusalem cross, a
cross of St. Andrew, and an iron cross. Artists and architects have
modified its basic form in many ways. I suppose that does no harm,
but we must never modify the meaning of the cross – Christ died for
J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.
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