Category Archives: Theology and Salvation

“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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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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Theory of Atonement: Recapitulation

Throughout Church history Christians have meditated upon Jesus’ work on the cross, and inevitably the question arose, “What precisely was accomplished by Jesus on the cross?”  The bible uses a number of metaphors to describe the work of Jesus on … Continue reading

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Is Your Gospel the Gospel of Scripture?

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself: what is the Gospel?  What is it really? For many of us, particularly those of us that have grown up within Evangelical circles, the question seems almost absurdly simple.  The Gospel is the … Continue reading

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Advent: Hope for What?

Today, December 1, 2012, is the first day of Advent (the 24 day anticipation of Jesus’ coming or arrival).  Advent simply means coming or arrival, and the nuance of the term coming is appropriate.  Coming can refer to the historical … Continue reading

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How Steep the Decline: James MacDonald, Bryan Loritts and Sycophantic Uncle Toms

Late last week, I posted an article entitled, “The Descent: James MacDonald, Harvest Bible Chapel and the Blurry Road to the Prosperity Gospel.”  Since that time, the storm that has threatened to envelope the evangelical world has only intensified as … Continue reading

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