Category Archives: The Atonement

Podcast: The Pursuing God

This week Derek and I were joined by our friend Joshua Ryan Butler to discuss his new book, The Pursuing God. Josh is great, his book is great, and we had a great time catching up with him. Our previous … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Memorial

I have guest posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of Maundy Thursday, the Passover, and the memorial meal. This combination of historical memory and eschatological hope in the celebration of the Eucharist—the Christian Passover—is exhibited at various … Continue reading

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Podcast: Sacrifice

On Mere Fidelity this week, Derek, Matt, and I discuss Moshe Halbertal’s book, On Sacrifice. I recommend Halbertal’s book very highly. Do share your thoughts in the comments. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS … Continue reading

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Podcast: On the Atonement

I didn’t take part in this week’s podcast. However, in my and Andrew’s absence, Matt and Derek are joined by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry and Adam Johnson for a stimulating discussion on the subject of the doctrine of the atonement. Do take the … Continue reading

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Samson on the Cross: A Good Friday Reflection

In my recent post on the subject of exodus in 1 Samuel 1-7, I observed the way that the narrative explores themes of strength and weakness. At the battle of Aphek, the Ark of the Covenant, which was supposed to … Continue reading

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The Cup of the Adulteress: Understanding the Jealousy Ritual of Numbers 5

The ritual of jealousy in Numbers 5:11-31 is a law that disturbs and perplexes many people. Many regard it as if it were some bizarre and ridiculous process lying somewhere between a superstitious magical ceremony, a Jeremy Kyle paternity test, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Doctrine of the Atonement in Reformed History 1

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I would be devoting much of my summer blogging to the subject of the atonement and that if people were interested in participating they should contact me with their suggested contributions. That offer … Continue reading

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