The scenes leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion are an essential and yet troubling part of the Christian story. Focusing on the major characters provides a way to tell the story in ways that engage modern listeners and allow the gospel to be heard. In the end, it is God’s story of self-giving love that brings redemption out of tragedy.
Word & World
Koester, Craig R. “‘Were You There?’ (John 18-19): Telling the Story of Jesus’ Trial--and Ours.” Word & World 34, no. 3 (2014): 256–63.
Koester, Craig R., ""Were You There?" (John 18-19): Telling the Story of Jesus' Trial--And Ours" (2014). Faculty Publications. 129.