Category Archives: warfare world view

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Rebels Wanted!

One aspect of the Kingdom of God that we often misunderstand, is that this Kingdom is at war.  The Genesis creation story teaches us that God originally created the cosmos as his own domain, and specifically on Earth, he placed his image-bearers as viceroys–rulers in his stead–and stewards of that domain.  However, a deceitful enemy tempted humans to disobey their creator, and through a process … Continue reading The Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Rebels Wanted! »

An interesting take on incarnation and God’s chacter

I just came across an interesting article by Greg Boyd at Christus Victor during my lunch break.  In it, Greg outlines several points that he is finding helpful in an attempt to reconcile the peaceful, self-giving portrait of God painted in Jesus Christ, with the violent and even nationalistic God portrayed in the Old Testament.  I was particularly struck with Greg’s first point, which I … Continue reading An interesting take on incarnation and God’s chacter »

Penal-Substitutionary Atonement–It has God’s Role Wrong

I want to highlight a thought my friend Ben just posted over at his blog, that I think adds an additional dimension to the (mis)understanding of atonement which we have been discussing. This is the role of God the Father in the whole process. As Ben proposes the analogy, we look at atonement in an (appropriately) law-court setting. In classic PSA, God is both plaintiff … Continue reading Penal-Substitutionary Atonement–It has God’s Role Wrong »