Why Jesus Had to Die to Save Us

Jesus Christ saved us from sin and reconciled us with the Father. Why did it cost him his life, poured out in crucifixion on a cross? Was this just inevitable punishment from God the Father, inflicted on his Son instead of us?

Dr. Edward Sri unpacks Christ’s atonement for us and shows us how Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was not just the result of holy retribution but a pure act of divine love.

Dr. Sri also wrote an incredible Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross. Check it out!

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.