Category Archives: Gospel

A Plea to the Church in America

Through all the noise, confusion, opinions and fear, hear the voice of your Rabbi teaching you what it means to follow Torah.    

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Reforming Evangelicalism: Becoming Trinitarian Dance Partners

While most Evangelicals would confess that their faith is rooted in God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, most Evangelicals could not articulate why the doctrine of the Trinity matters to the life of the Church.  And, when this doctrine … Continue reading

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“Jesus Died for Somebody’s Sin, But Not Mine”

They say that if you’ve ever tried to learn to play the guitar, you’ve probably tried your hand at Van Morrison’s “Gloria,” a three-chord tribute to the power of teenage lust. [1]   But as I personally lack anything that can … Continue reading

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The Apostle Paul on Jesus and “Shit”

What is theological anthropology?  Put simply, it is the attempt to study the nature of humanity in light a proper understanding of God.  So it differs from a secularist approach to anthropology in the sense that it does not simply … Continue reading

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Stanley Hauerwas on Jesus and “Bullshit”

Two years ago, in an interview with Reform Magazine, Stanely Hauerwas of Duke Divinity was asked the following question:  “What for you is the center of Christianity?”  Hauerwas replied: “Jesus is Lord and everything else is bullshit!” When the interviewer … Continue reading

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Theory of Atonement: Satisfaction

Throughout this Good Friday we are looking at the various theories of the atonement or explanations of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.  This is the third post today, and in this one we turn to the theory of Satisfaction. … Continue reading

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Theory of Atonement: Ransom

Throughout this Good Friday we are looking at the various theories of the atonement or explanations of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.  This is the second post today, and in this one we turn to the theory of Ransom. … Continue reading

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