The Atonement Series

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angry-151332_1280Why Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory makes me want to throw up a little bit in my mouth
Sorry about the title…I had to get your attention somehow. Seriously – if you go to church and you’re not sure what I’m talking about, listen up. This is the ‘good news’ I suspect you were taught at church: Read more >

nerd-155841_1280 copyA Thoroughly Biblical Argument Against Penal Substitutionary Atonement
A common criticism of people like me who openly oppose Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory is that we are picking and choosing the bits of the Bible we like, whilst ignoring some of the trickier bits. I intend now to try and make it super clear that this is not what we are doing. Read more >

train-tracks-10381672_1280Is being a Christian just about being a good person?
Honestly? Yes, that’s pretty much the gist of it. But hear me out – there is a lot more to it than that. I’m not in anyway belittling the radical, vital and life-giving transformation that takes place when we become followers of Jesus.I am suggesting that it is more to do with transformation in this life and less to do with a transaction to secure our ticket to heaven in the next life. Read more >

A note to my less enthusiastic readers…
My last few posts on Penal Substitutionary Atonement have, not surprisingly, ruffled a few feathers. You may have gathered it’s something I feel very strongly about, and I wanted to properly convey this in my language (I think I succeeded). This has provoked some extreme reactions – some very positive, some very negative. Read more >

African_Lion_Panthera_leo_Mal8e_Pittsburgh_2800pxA Deeper Magic: Love Demands No Punishment
“Though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation.” Read more >

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