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Covenantal Substitutionary Atonement

Richard Beck of Experimental Theology has an interesting take on atonement theory in Covenantal Substitutionary Atonement. The dominant understanding of atonement theory in the west for the last 500 years (or more) has been Penal Substitutionary Atonement: the idea that … Continue reading

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Parsing Paul, Part 2: Word Study Results

After a general quantitative and qualitative comparison of the twelve commentaries in hand, I looked into how some specific important words from these passages were interpreted. Generally, these words were examined by the commentators in terms of the Greek text. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Romans

This is clearly a very carefully structured and intertextual letter. It reminded me a bit of a prose version of Isaiah: just the type of thing that is dangerous to quote bits of out of context, which is mostly how … Continue reading

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The Coming of our God

Our first reading this weekend is an abridged version of chapter 7 of 2nd Samuel. I love how it starts: When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every … Continue reading

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New covenant, old covenant

Last week in class, we spent some time discussing the relationship between the new covenant in Christ, and the old covenant. Our professor formulated this helpful concise question: Do you think that the new covenant extends, adds to, or replaces … Continue reading

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