Archives for November 2, 2011

Did God kill Jesus?

A while ago I posted here about "Did I kill Jesus?" based on a T-shirt I saw at the mall.  That led to some reflections about the atonement--a growing battleground among evangelicals.  Recently a leading evangelical pastor and author has declared publicly that "God killed Jesus"--meaning, I suppose, the Father killed Jesus.  That's his way (I assume) of emphasizing the penal substitution theory of the atonement.Personally, I think some "friends of penal substitution" are its worst enemies.  I … [Read more...]