Almost Heresy

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As a youth pastor, I am constantly bumping up against various challenges. One of those challenges is the fact that when it comes to student … Continue Reading

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A few years ago I wrote an article in a church newsletter in which I discussed the reaction of some people to the trailer of Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins. … Continue Reading

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If you’ve been following the last six posts in my Rethinking the Atonement series (here, here, here, here, here, and here), then you know that I’ve spend a good deal … Continue Reading

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This summer I have the awesome privilege of having a youth ministry intern.  And not just any intern, but an intern by the name of Matthew Barrick. … Continue Reading

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Last time, I presented the basic idea for the Christus Victor model of the atonement. Not only does this view of the atonement present us … Continue Reading

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Now that I’ve spent a good deal of time explaining the problems I see with the Penal Substitution view of atonement, I’d like to explain … Continue Reading

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We’ve been discussing the doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement. I began this series by first giving a brief and simple picture of the Penal Substitution view, … Continue Reading

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So, last time I shared with you my philosophical reasons for no longer holding to Penal Substitutionary Atonement. Today I would like to give you the scriptural … Continue Reading

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Last time I gave a brief explanation of Penal Substitutionary Atonement (if you haven’t read that post, you should do that first). I would now like to … Continue Reading

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So, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think about the lyrics that I sing during Sunday morning worship… a lot. I’m … Continue Reading