Atonement theology

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In the likeness of sinful flesh: some reflections for Holy Week 30 Mar 2021
The shortfall in Christ’s sufferings: mystical union, messianic woes, the hardships of evangelism, or none of the above? 11 Oct 2020
Paul’s narrative world: roughly why I disagree with N.T. Wright about the meaning of “propitiation by his blood” 10 Apr 2020
Gentiles are saved by the salvation of Israel? Really? What about this, that, and the other? 5 Dec 2019
Review of Matthew Bates, Gospel Allegiance. What was the gospel? 8 Nov 2019
Questions about the death of Jesus 19 Sep 2019
The gospel for Jews and Gentiles according to Romans: a summary 26 Jun 2019
If they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry? 16 Apr 2019
The salvation of the Jews by the “Author of life”—not quite in the way you might think 18 Mar 2019
Another reason to think that Isaiah’s suffering servant is the generation of Jews which grew up in Babylon 26 Feb 2019
Stephen Burnhope: Atonement and the New Perspective 10 Jan 2019
The narrative logic of salvation from the point of view of a Jewish apostle 5 Mar 2018
Gentiles needed the death of Jesus as much as Jews did, but for different reasons 3 Mar 2018
More on the narrative logic of salvation: “we have redemption through his blood” 8 Feb 2018
The logic of salvation for Jews and Gentiles in Paul 5 Feb 2018
Did God die on the cross? Part 2 17 Aug 2017
Did God die on the cross? Part 1 15 Aug 2017
Narrative substitutionary atonement in Luke: Jesus and the sins of Barabbas 16 May 2017
He did not descend into hell… and what really did happen at Easter 15 Apr 2017
A quiz on the atonement (in narrative-historical perspective) 13 Apr 2017
Jesus and redemptive violence 3 Apr 2017
Substitutionary versus anti-substitutionary theories: both lose, one more than the other 28 Mar 2017
A commentary on Owen Strachan’s less than biblical defence of the atonement 18 Mar 2017
A dead guy going to heaven is not metaphysics? 10 Mar 2017
Jesus the great high priest: no deep magic involved 9 Mar 2017
A pragmatic non-theory of the atonement 21 Feb 2017
The death of Jesus: not as difficult to understand as you might think 17 Feb 2017
The place of the cross in the biblical narrative 11 Aug 2016
Schweitzer gets redemption and eschatology half right 18 Feb 2016
Why we need to let some theological air out of the over-inflated balloon of atonement theory 13 Jan 2016
The wrath of God and the death of Jesus 5 Jan 2016
Was Jesus’ atoning death unique? 1 Oct 2015
Mapping the hermeneutics of penal substitution: McGrath, Bird and me 18 Jun 2015
Simon Gathercole defends substitution 17 Jun 2015
Who was the suffering servant of Isaiah 52:13-53:12? 14 Apr 2015
Christ died for whose sins in accordance with the scriptures? 15 Jul 2014
Two narratives of the cross for Good Friday 18 Apr 2014
Passover and atonement 14 Sep 2013
Good Friday: the death of Jesus in narrative-historical context 28 Mar 2013
Forgiveness of sins in Romans 11 Dec 2012