We were made to create beauty and goodness in the world. But evil has other plans, and wields trauma as a way to devour us before that goodness and beauty can be realized. But—God had other plans beyond those of evil—plans that evil never saw coming, and still doesn’t. For indeed, God’s intention is not to ignore trauma, but wade right into it and right up to it, allowing himself to be subjected to its worst possible form. And so, despite the traumatic execution by crucifixion of a prisoner from a backwater village of a now non-existent ancient empire on a non-descript Friday—we call that Friday Good because God has come not merely to be with us in our traumas, but to transform them, bringing us to wholeness, to beauty and goodness, in ways we could never imagine. Join us as we together imagine Jesus coming to find us in the bomb craters that make up the story of our lives—and as we then tell a new story of beauty and goodness that will transform our minds, and change our brains along the way.