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Marcus Maher, an M.Div. student who blogs at Zetountes, writes this review on a most important book and an increasing, relational trend in Paul’s soteriology. One thing I hope you observe in this review is his fair-minded description and his …Read More

Sin has a history, and the history of the use of words for sin sheds light on the current debate about the new perspective on Paul.  Gary Anderson, in his superbly written Sin: A History , demonstrates that the oldest and most …Read More

Kris and I sat down the other night to watch Rob Bell’s DVD called The Gods Aren’t Angry. My question: What do you think of it? Did any of you see this live and have a response?

“I believe in the forgiveness of sins,” a famous line in the Apostles’ Creed, means “I believe in the rebirth of relationships” according to Telford Work in Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (166). To help himself discuss the Lord’s prayer …Read More

Anyone who follows this blog knows we have have a number of conversations about atonement and the various theories associated with it, leading as it did to a recent book of mine called Community called Atonement. But a few new …Read More

“Atonement Wars”? Let’s Hope Not. A book review of Scot McKnight’s A Community called Atonement by Brian McLaren.

I’ve received several e-mails today notifying me that is saying A Community called Atonement won’t ship until December. The fine folks down at Abingdon know the book is in stock at and also think you may have received …Read More

I’ve been sitting here waiting to hear if “our” new book, A Community called Atonement, is available and I’m happy to say that it is now in stock at The issue of atonement is, as you may know, both …Read More

Monday I flew down to Nashville where the kind folks at Abingdon — nearly all of them brand new to me — welcomed me into their fine downtown facilities for a book launch for A Community called Atonement, due out …Read More

We need to reconsider why it was that Jesus chose Passover (a night of celebrating and remembering liberation) rather than Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (a day of affliction and a day when sins were atoned for). Why does …Read More