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My Book on the Atonement

The Christian doctrine of Atonement has long been a theological preoccupation of mine, which may seem strange since I didn’t come out of an Evangelical background, where this is a central concern. 165 more words

Christian Faith

Dandelions and Birds

Today, as I was sitting in the car with my babies, I was staring at a field of grass nearby. I sat, noticing all the dandelion stems. 428 more words

Jesus Christ

Atonement in Scripture: A Neuroscientific Reason for Why Retributive Justice is from the Fall, and Penal Substitution is Immature

Neuroscientist Daniel Reisel studied the brains of psychopathic murderers.  He gauged their responses to pictures of people’s emotional expressions.  Using MRI’s to image their brains, Reisel found a deficit in the amygdala, a region of the brain we believe to be the ‘location’ of empathy.  5,268 more words


Weekly Torah Commentary - Acharei Mot April 29, 2016

Leviticus 16-18

In this week’s Torah reading, we learn all about the annual Day of Atonement which the God of Israel commanded the Jewish people to observe “as a perpetual ordinance.” The strangest element of the service was the ritual of the two goats – one offered as a sacrifice, the other sent away into the desert “to Azazel.” They were brought before the High Priest, to all intents and purposes indistinguishable from one another; they were chosen to be as similar as possible to one another in size and appearance. 640 more words

Weekly Torah Commentary

The Cross and God's Love

The cross of Christ did not change
God’s heart toward us;
it revealed God’s heart toward us.

Agree or disagree?

Some verses to consider:

  • John 3:16-17: “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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Wonderful Books Everyone Should Read

I’m an avid reader, and lately I’ve been doing a fair amount of it, so I thought, why not put together some recommendations for you all. 710 more words


Eternal Life The Gift of God

The Good News is that all can receive God’s gift of Eternal Life…

be SAVED / Justified / Reconciled to God.


How? By FAITH in the blood atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. 437 more words