The penetrating style and exceedingly capable analytic skills of Oliver D. Crisp has given us an outstanding work on atonement. Previously, Crisp co-edited a collection of papers presented at the third annual Los Angeles Theology Conference under the title, Locating the Atonement. In his newest, Crisp lays out atonement modelsContinue Reading

Eleonore Stump gave the Stanton Lectures 2018-19 at Cambridge University and the audio is available. Much (most) of this content is based on her newest and most excellent release, Atonement. Here’s the breakdown and links for listening: 1. Atonement: Methodology, Problems, and Desiderata 1. Atonement: Methodology, Problems, and Desiderata 2.Continue Reading

The following remarks were offered while teaching a course for Holy Trinity Anglican Church using Confessing the Faith, chapter 7, “The Work of Christ” in which Articles II, IV, and XXXI of the Thirty-Nine Articles are addressed. First, the last part of Article II says Christ “truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried,Continue Reading

“The concept of substitution may be said . . . to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God. Man asserts himself against God and puts himself where only God deserves to be; God sacrifices himself for manContinue Reading

Terrance Tiessen, has an especially insightful post on the penal substitution theory of Christ’s atonement (PSA). Although the theory is full of complexities and not without controversy noted by many theologians, the value that Tiessen brings shows a warm pastoral heart and very special and important insights into the nature of forgiveness,Continue Reading