Resurrection Symbols

 I have talked before about how western Christianity has lost some of its heritage of symbols. Everyone knows what a cross is and what it represents (although even that has become more ornamentation than reminder of suffering) but after that there aren’t many easy to recognize ones–at least not in evangelical circles. Sure you may see a crown or a lamb on a banner, but it is still very rarely.

I bring this up because on Sunday we want to have on stage a cross and then on the opposite side something that represents the resurrection or the empty tomb. There isn’t really an easy, everyone will understand, standard resurrection symbol to display. The empty tomb (which would make a better symbol for Christianity btw) is just too hard to recreate so you are left getting abstract and then risk people missing the message.

So since I can’t educate people and the rich heritage of Christian symbolism in the next 2 days do any of you have good ideas for an easy way to represent the resurrection?  

3 thoughts on “Resurrection Symbols

  • March 20, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    We are trying with basically a bench and two cloths as described in John.

  • March 21, 2008 at 3:41 AM

    Yeah, I think we are going with some sort of folded sheet too.

  • March 21, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    Our minister recently did a quick study on all the symbols that are in our stained glass. It was really interesting. So many symbols that I had overlooked for years! Made me appreciate our building more than I have in awhile.


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