Blog Posts - Atonement



Sacrifice and atonement in Origen

Yesterday at the ANZATS conference in Melbourne I gave a paper on sacrifice and atonement in Origen (focusing on Origen's Homilies on Leviticus). This was an attempt to develop some of the ideas sketched out in my earlier paper on the patristic ato...
by Faith and Theology on Jul 5, 2016

Anselm v. Calvin

The Church has never taken an official stance on what exactly it was that Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection accomplished in order to secure salvation for humanity. One of the most innovative theories of atonement is St. Anselm of Canterbury...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 31, 2016

What Makes Christianity Special?

Marco Palmezzano: Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth (ca. 1490), public domain. Joel Kontinen We seem to have a universal need for searching for answers to life’s ultimate questions. Christianity gives us answers to the big issues humanity is f...
by Scripture Safaris on Feb 5, 2016

Salvation from an Orthodox perspective

Combatting St. Anselm, since the 4th century…. Salvation is not merely a juridical change in our status from guilty under the law to justified in God’s sight (though it includes that). It is not accomplished just by the substitution or sacrif...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 11, 2015

God of Love, God of Justice

Many think of God as a mean guy upstairs just waiting to pour out His wrath on man. This is so far from the truth of who God is. Truth is, God desires to pour out His mercy on all people. He gave His own Son to take His wrath for us, which was part [...
by Songs in the Night on Oct 20, 2015

Five short videos on atonement theology

A while back I was interviewed for a series of short videos on atonement theology. The five clips below follow the overall arc of the Gospel story, discussing (1) the incarnation, (2) the role of Mary in salvation, (3) Jesus as teacher and healer (a...
by Faith and Theology on Sep 7, 2015

COMMUNITY NARRATIVES AND PERSONAL STORIES IN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

COMMUNITY NARRATIVES AND PERSONAL STORIES IN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Other stories they share in AA. – following on from our first blog on this subject, this excellent academic article considered the transformative power of the story format with...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 18, 2015

The Stories They Tell in AA – Transformation through AA Narratives.

The following (1) is another excellent academic article on how the sharing of stories, or “experience, strength and hope” in AA parlance, is fundamental in shifting an alcoholic’s self schema from a schema that did not accept one...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 12, 2015

Baguio City: Exploring the Summer Capital of the Philippines (Part 1)

Located 1,540 meters above sea level in the mountains of Benguet, Baguio is one of the highest cities in the Philippines. That altitude and the inland location of the city gives Baguio unique characteristics; it is one of the few places in the Philip...
by Adrenaline Romance on Jun 5, 2015

White Carrots

Acronyms are useful in a complex world, although they are frequently opaque to outsiders. Taking a new job you’re found constantly swimming in an alphabet soup of abbreviations that can drown you as easily as ABC. Each the church has … Contin...

If Jim shain’t listen to the Papist, then what of the Reformed?

Poor Jim. I no longer know what it is like to have such a deficit in theology — so it is difficult for me to empathize with him. As he would not listen to the Papist, shall he then turn a deaf ear to the Reformed? This is from a good Scotch theolog...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 29, 2014

Stained glass for cows: Christmas reflections

1In the beautiful Polish film Ida, Wanda tells her niece Anna about a woman she used to know: “She was an artistic type, always making things out of bits of cloth or glass. She once made a stained glass window and put it in the barn, to make the c...
by Faith and Theology on Dec 23, 2014

Review of @bakeracademic’s “Atonement, Law, and Justice: The Cross in Historical and Cultural Contexts”

Adonis Vidu has no need to argue in his work, Atonement, Law, and Justice: The Cross in Historical and Cultural Contexts, which atonement model is the most accurate. Rather, his purpose is to trace a path of model development next to evolving system...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 17, 2014

The atonement of Jesus

What is the atonement of Christ?
by free audio sermons on Oct 27, 2014

Young witnesses discuss abuse, Moscow bans Islamic sacrifice ritual for Eid, Ritual Chicken Slaughter Draws Fire in Brooklyn

Young witnesses discuss abuse Thursday, October 2, 2014 By Greg Jordan FOR THE REGISTER-HERALDPRINCETON — A teen girl and her younger sister testified Wednesday in Mercer County Circuit Court about a Bluefield man who allegedly used a claim of havi...

A Christian Take on a Jewish Festival for Secular People (for BBC Radio 2)

Here was my task on BBC Radio 2 this morning: to speak as a Christian about a Jewish festival to a secular audience. No pressure! As Jews around the world observe Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, this weekend, I suggested this Jewish holiday has val...
by Sheridan Voysey on Sep 29, 2014

Atonement: Jesus + Suicide = a (sorta) response to @MAGuyton

Morgan has asked for some feedback on this post: Do you deserve to be crucified for your sin?. I missed it, but I guess Brian Zahnd and Michael Brown had a debate on Penal Substitutionary Atonement (PSA). As Morgan has said, I’m not going to t...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Sep 18, 2014

5 Movie Adaptations That Got It Right

It seems that Hollywood is pulling more and more ideas from the literary world these days. Yay and nay at the same time, right? Fantastic for the authors who sell the movie rights to their work, fantastic for more people … Continued You just...
by Book Riot on Sep 16, 2014

end times church witnessing 2014: Samuel saves Israel

Jeremiah 44:4 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 Yet I persistently sent to you all my servants the prophets, saying, ‘Oh, do not do this abomination that I hate!’ Acts 3:24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came...

end times church witnessing 2014: Samuel saves Israel

Acts 3:24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days. Acts 13:20 All this took about 450 years. And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.   Hebrews 11:32-35 English S...


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