Senkbeil, Harold L. The Cross and Personal Piety (2003, May 26).
If you pay attention to what’s hot and what’s not these days, you’re no doubt aware that crosses are definitely hot. Time was when you’d be hard pressed to find a cross anywhere besides most churches and some Christian homes, but now crosses seem to be cropping up most everywhere, and in the oddest places. Pop culture seems to be “raining crosses,” with the familiar cruciform symbol decorating everything from CD jackets to body parts. For some among the more disillusioned and distressed fringes of our society, the cross seems almost a fetish, signaling a dark obsession with violence and death.