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March 31st, 2012 @ 10:15 am by Kevin
I don't think I'd heard of Derek Flood before yesterday, but I'm glad I stumbled his article, "The Way of Peace and Grace," which was recently published in Sojourners Magazine. In it, Flood suggests that the Apostle Paul's conversion was actually a conversion away from the religiously sanctioned violence he had formerly embraced as a Pharisaic heresy hunter. From the article:
"Paul's conversion from religious violence to the way of grace in Christ became the interpretive lens through which he subsequently read all of scripture. This enabled him to sort through the Hebrew Bible's competing
March 30th, 2012 @ 3:01 pm by Kevin
This came to me via my friend Jason Goode.
March 25th, 2012 @ 10:26 pm by Kevin
Whose wrath was satisfied the day Jesus died--God's? Ours? The devil's?
Is God a being whose wrath needs to be satisfied before he can forgive?
Is the crucifixion of Jesus an expression of God's wrath or an expression of his love?
Does the Crucifixion resemble the sort of eternal punishment awaiting those who reject God, or is it an image of the lengths to which God is willing to go to rescue us from such a fate? Can it be both?
How you answer these questions has a direct bearing on how you conceive of hell--its purpose, duration, who goes there (if anyone), for
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