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Atonement: The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Part 6

We are continue to reflect on Michael J. Gorman’s The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement. Atonement for this world Moreover, Gorman argues that the new covenant provides … Continue reading

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Atonement: An Orthodox Perspective

Brought to my attention by a reader, and well worth a listen, all the way through.

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Atonement: The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Part 5

We are continue to reflect on Michael J. Gorman’s The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement. A community covenant Gorman thus concludes, The purpose of Jesus’ death was … Continue reading

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Atonement: The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Part 4

We are continue to reflect on Michael J. Gorman’s The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement. Deuteronomy 30:6 Another path that Gorman might have traveled down is the … Continue reading

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Atonement: The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Part 3

We are continue to reflect on Michael J. Gorman’s The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement. The Lord’s Supper The accounts of Jesus’ institution of the Lord’s Supper … Continue reading

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Atonement: The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, Part 2

We are continue to reflect on Michael J. Gorman’s The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement. Transformation — another missing element Gorman cites several New Testament texts that … Continue reading

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Atonement: Michael J. Gorman’s The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement, Part 1

Long-time readers know that I’m a fan of the writings of Michael J. Gorman. I consider his Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology life defining — one of the most important books I’ve read. I … Continue reading

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Additional Reviews of Muscle & a Shovel

Muscle and a Shovel by Michael Shank is a self-published book relating the story of his conversion from being a Baptist to a member of the Churches of Christ. It’s gained immense popularity among the more conservative Church of Christ … Continue reading

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I finished N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God! Part 5

We are continuing to reflect on N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God. The impact of Wright’s teaching on the Churches of Christ and the church in America, regardless of denomination, should be simple and yet profound. Like … Continue reading

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I finished N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God! Part 4

Perhaps the central teaching of Paul and the Faithfulness of God is that Paul was essentially a Second Temple period Jewish thinker, steeped in the Scriptures, and absolutely persuaded that Jesus is the Messiah promised by the prophets and that the … Continue reading

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