David R. Henson (M.A. '09) responds to the controversial "DJesus Uncrossed" sketch on Saturday Night Live on February 16, taking aim at the way Jesus has been used for violence.
[E]ven though the sketch satirized [Quentin] Tarantino, it also said something quite profound and revealing, if unintentionally, about how Americans have remade Jesus in our own violent images.
Because, if truth be told, we’ve been trying to uncross Jesus for decades in this country, long before SNL got their pens into him.
We have tried...