The majority of the Christian Bible is in what is known as the Old Testament, or maybe Hebrew Bible. And, within this portion of the Bible, a significant portion of text is devoted to narrative. Narrative is a genre that communicates story. The story of the Bible is ultimately God’s story, the story of God’s […]
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Atonement, Christus Victor, & Aslan Pt 2: Who Demands a Kill? Post by Greg Boyd
I’ve been reading more about an alternative view of the atonement known as Christus Victor. Boyd does a great job explaining this view (not in overly-technical language) while also using Lewis’ wonderful scene of Aslan’s self-sacrificial act on behalf of Edmund. To get the whole picture, I’d encourage reading part one. The link for that article is imbedded in part two.
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Recently some strong storms moved through the area and we were without power for a short period of time. The amount of time was so short, I’m slightly embarrassed to say it especially considering the reaction the loss of power caused in me. However, the relatively small amount of time helps highlight the point I […]
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This was a challenging book for me. The difficulty certainly was not in the writing, as it was excellently written. Nor was the book difficult to follow. The book not only was written well, but also was arranged in such a way that fostered genuine enjoyment. There were plenty of personal anecdotes that added an […]
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If you have been reading this blog for a while, you’ve seen C.S. Lewis mentioned a great deal. He is my favorite Christian thinker, philosopher, apologist and theologian (though I bet he’d argue he isn’t really a trained theologian). I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says, but he says things with such clarity and […]
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This is my second post concerning uncertainty. Why is uncertainty so interesting to me? For starters, I think this is largely the case because of my formal training is rooted in a tradition that has theology so well defined it almost feels scandalous that I even allow certain questions. Yet, here I find myself asking about the […]
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The title of this post comes from a line of Frank Schaeffer’s book Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God. Schaeffer is an excellent writer, and the way he worded this line was fantastic. I somewhat understand his decision to describe religious certainty as an “illness.” If you and I had a theological conversation […]
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