Isolation, abandonment, and the cross: why we need Holy Week during a pandemic

“Christ of Saint John of the Cross” by Salvador Dalí (1951)

I recently called my friend Luke in Mississippi, to check in and see how his life is going in this new, bizarre time of self-quarantine. With only six confirmed cases in his state, he was just getting started. Day two, he said. I felt a strange kind of confusion as I considered how different our experiences were. Here in California, we’re approaching three…

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Chris Nye

Chris Nye

Living in Portland, Oregon with my wife and son. Doctoral candidate at Duke University. Author of a few books: chrisnye.co/books