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Proclaiming the Gospel: Overcoming the Post Billy Graham Syndrome David Fitch suggests three approaches for today's evangelism: move beyond presenting the gospel as a formula; use Christus Victor rather than substitution as a metaphor for the atonement, and proclaim rather than explaining. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Payment or Forgiveness? Putting the Gospel Back into the Atonement Bill Walker explains a theory of substitutionary atonement in which Jesus' death does not pay a penalty for our sin; rather, through the cross God absorbs the pain of human sin and truly forgives. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Bill Walker Finding Things to Love About Reformed People: An Anabaptist Dialogues with a Reformed This article addresses positive contributions of the Reformed tradition as seen from the lens of an Anabaptist: a positive engagement with culture, a commitment to reading the Bible, and the doctrine and ramifications of forensic atonement. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch The Day of Atonement, Part One Atonement is the act of becoming, once again, at one with God by means of the shed blood of Jesus as the atoning sacrifice for sin. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Deidra Riggs How Not to Make Justice into a Program The second post in a series about how to "not make justice into a program at your local church." It addresses the issue of separation between personal and social salvation and its two, main theological underpinnings. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch The Meaning of the Cross: Alternative Views of the Atonement This short essay on the atonement articulates and critiques the penal substitution theory, offering a more progressive alternative where Jesus saves us through his life, not his death. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Greg Love Evolutionary Creationism and Atonement Theology, Part 1: Why We Need A Historical Fall This article by John Hammett discusses possible ways to reconcile belief in both evolution and the features of Genesis 1-3 that are essential for substitutionary atonement. Hammett defends belief in a historical Fall, Adam and Eve. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: John Hammett Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 1) Given difficulties in envisaging atonement as satisfaction of the wrath of a vengeful God, many theologians avoid using the language of atonement when speaking about the non-human world, but instead rely on the language of redemption. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Celia Deane-Drummond The High Priest of Israel on the Day of Atonement A colorful drawing that imagines the High Priest of Israel wearing his robes and standing in front of the temple curtain. He holds a bowl full of blood on the Day of Atonement. (Leviticus 16:1-30; Hebrews... Resource type: Image | Source: Blue Letter Bible Theological Issues Confronting the Emerging Churches – Yet Another List What are theological issues posed by the postmodern culture to churches seeking to be missional? David Fitch lists five in this article: the authority and interpretation of Scripture, salvation and the atonement, justice, pluralism, and ecclesiology. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Yom Kippur/"There Is A Fountain In Christ’s Blood" Following a description of the history and traditions associated with Yom Kippur, this article presents the lyrics to Norma Waterson's "There Is a Fountain of Christ's Blood"—a song that describes the events of Jesus' crucifixion. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Global Worship | Author: Norma Waterson Evolution, Atonement, and Redemption (Part 2) This article comes from a series on evolutionary creation and atonement. "Once we view animals as having in some sense moral agency, then theories of atonement need to be widened and stretched to include creaturely ills." Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Celia Deane-Drummond Full Text Hymns on Atonement What a Wonderful Savior!PD
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Symbols of the Atonement Paul Ryan describes five images of Atonement that can be used for the confession and assurance in a worship service: Christus Victor, ransom, penal substitution, sacrifice, and moral example. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Paul Ryan Conversations on Atonement Thomas Thompson and others reflect on atonement and shares that Jesus' death is not so disjunctive– the isolated moment of salvation–but in better continuity with his life as epitomizing his sacrifice and obedience to God Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Thomas R. Thompson Historical Reflections on Substitutionary Atonement Responding to Gustaf Aulén’s "Christus Victor," James E. Bradley argues that the substitutionary view of atonement is present in both the early church fathers and the Protestant Reformers. Resource type: Article | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: James E. Bradley A Discussion of the Atonement In this article, three theologians discuss the atonement in the contemporary terms of violence and abuse and traditional terms of cross and sacrifice. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Gabriel Fackre Reformed Missional versus Anabaptist Missional versus Pragmatic Missional ... another: Reformed, emphasizing the individual, Bible, and substitutionary atonement; Anabaptist, Christian community; and Pragmatic, emphasizing core themes ... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch The Atonement in Scripture and Song: A Lenten Service with Teaching Notes Here is a service outline for the lenten season with a focus on the atonement of Christ. The service is reformed in nature, but can be used by other denominations and can be modified. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Paul E. Detterman Still Thinking about the Atonement One of the common objections to theistic evolution relates to its implications for sin and atonement. Jim Stump explores various ways that atonement, and even substitutionary atonement, remains coherent with a theistic evolutionary framework. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Jim Stump Accepting the Atonement Stan Mast examines our desire to shy away from atonement through the blood of Christ, but insists that this Ordinary Time text from Hebrews does not allow us to move away from this grace. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Stanley Mast
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