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Entries for October, 2009

Atonement, Pt 4: Summary and Conclusion

After three episodes outlining various views of atonement theory, Ray and Steve conclude the series by wrapping up their thoughts on the subject and summarizing the views discussed. We hope you enjoyed this series, and that it has sparked some thinking about the atonement and why it can be very important in our view of […]


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Atonement, Pt. 3: Additional Theories

After devoting entire episodes to both of the two most widely-held theories, Ray and Steve present a potpourri of other theories in one episode.  Four different views are presented in this discussion, including the third of the “top three” views of the atonement. Far from being a dry topic, Ray and Steve infuse their own […]


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Atonement, Part 2: Christus Victor

Continuing on in the series on views of the atonement, Ray and Steve turn their focus to what has been referred to as the “classic view”, allegedly held as the predominant view of the atonement for the first 1,000 years of western Christianity, and still widely held in the Eastern churches.  This view, commonly called […]


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