From the March/April, 2015 issue of Touchstone
Thine the Deadly Pain by Michael S. Luckey

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Thine the Deadly Pain

Michael S. Luckey on How a Presbyterian Pastor Rediscovered the Passion

In my office hangs a large picture of the crucified Christ by the seventeenth-century Spanish artist Diego Velázquez. The picture shows a pale Christ held to a cross by four nails. He wears a crown of thorns on his head and a cloth around his waist. Blood runs from his hands, feet, and side.

For most of my twenty-five years of pastoral ministry I would not have displayed any representation o . . .


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