January 22, 2019

Transaction or Sacrament?

Tuesday with Michael Spencer from 2007 Debates about “transactionalism” have often been debates about the atonement. The Bible places the death of Jesus as the apex of a scriptural thread of sacrificial theology. Sacrifice is plainly transactional. No one can deny that, and I wouldn’t try. But is the death of Jesus a transaction, or […]

Crux probat omnia

I have begun reading Fleming Rutledge’s outstanding new book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, just in time for Good Friday. She notes that the contemporary church tends to neglect the crucifixion in favor of emphasizing the resurrection. This cannot be done! Rutledge insists upon “the unique significance of the crucifixion at the heart of […]