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Meditating on Passion Week

Meditating on Passion Week
When meditating during Passion Week, I often repeat this mantra: Jesus dies instead of us. Jesus dies with us. Jesus dies to show us the way. Jesus invites us to die with him. The first, third, and fourth items are taken directly from something that I heard Scot McKnight mention one time. The third is my own addition. The first item suggest [...]

Why Did Jesus Die?

Why Did Jesus Die?
Every year, during Holy Week, the atonement wars seem to heat up in the media and in the blogosphere. Its a regrettable situation. Of all times of year, Holy Week is hardly an appropriate season to strike up a debate over whether penal substitution is or is not the definitive explanation for Christ's atoning work. For that reason, while I [...]

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