The “When” of Atonement

It looks like Atonement is entering the orbit of the blogosphere again. Here is another post from Tony Jones and a response from Chris Rosebrough. Scott Paeth continues with a different set of interesting questions. Usually what happens is a misunderstanding of the teaching of the Church Fathers in order to support a view that [Read More...]

Did Jesus Die for Wrath or Sin?

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Scot McKnight continues the Atonement discussion at Jesus Creed: If the acted upon is sin, then the term does not mean “propitiate” but “expiate.” Thus, Moule: “If, then, God is the subject or originator, not the object or recipient, of hilas-procedures, it is manifestly inappropriate to translate them as propitiatory; one is driven to use [Read More...]

Refusing the Gangster God: Why I’m Orthodox

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Why did I choose to become Orthodox? This is a question with a potentially long answer so I’ll highlight why. It came down to one question: Why did Jesus die? I was baptized Catholic and then went through a few stages of Protestantism as my mom sought a different expression of her faith. If memory [Read More...]

From Doubt to Mystery

For about a decade I understood that doubt and faith go together. That is to say, faith should be a questioning and critical self-reflective exercise rather than walking blindly in total trust. But I doubted everything. Faith was a fully intellectual exercise and very safe because it was an object. Faith didn’t require any self-examination. [Read More...]


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