Does God’s justice demand that he can’t forgive unless he gets full payment for sin?
Did Christ die in order to display God’s love for us, rather than his wrath towards us?
How widely has God’s spirit been active in the world?
Did Jesus only experience the death of another, without dying?
What should we think of Athanasius’s ferocious condemnations of those he termed “Arians”?
How and why did American Unitarian Congregationalism die?
In this episode we hear a voice from 1852 describing a lost species of American Christianity:
God is immortal. But Jesus died. Does it follow that Jesus is not God?
In this talk from the 2016 Theological Conference, Pastor Sean Finnegan discusses the biblical data about why Jesus died, and lays out seven options for understanding Jesus’s unique atonement.
I’ve received some excellent feedback on my two podcast episodes with Dr. Josh Thurow (University of Texas at San Antonio) on theories of atonement in Christian theology. Now, courtesy of Notre Dame’s Center for Philosophy of Religion (subscribe here) you can hear and see him explaining the basic ideas. Here’s your mini-course on atonement. First, […]
In the first portion of this episode Dr. Thurow offers objections to subjective theories, and to penal substitution, ransom, and christus victor theories of atonement. Dr. Thurow then sketches his own, original approach to understanding atonement, which focuses on the collective sin of the human race.
“Jesus died for our sins. Jesus provided atonement, to reconcile God and humans. Jesus paid a debt we could never pay ourselves. Jesus was willingly a sacrifice for our sins.” How should a thinking Christian understand these claims? In this episode I discuss atonement with Dr. Joshua Thurow.
In “How Jesus’ Not Having Faith In God Affirms His Deity” at the Thinking Christian blog, Tom Gilson argues that the New Testament, by not teaching that Jesus had faith in God, implies that Jesus is God himself. Thus, even the synoptic gospels implicitly teach that Jesus is God. Here, I’ll comment on his first […]
“Before Abraham, I am.” What did Jesus, or the author of the fourth gospel, mean here? In this episode we hear how some ancient authors interpreted John 8:58, including the famous North African bishop Augustine of Hippo.
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:33:09 volume podcast 59 – Dr. Carl Mosser on salvation as deification iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS When a Christian is saved, is she thereby deified? This is how Eastern Orthodox theologians describe Christian salvation, and it is a common […]
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:29:30 volume podcast 56 – Richard Swinburne on his life and work iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS In September of 2014 I was privileged to attend a conference in honor of the greatest living natural theologian. For the […]
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:31:11 volume podcast 37 – Why did Jesus have to suffer? iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS This is a special Good Friday edition of the trinities podcast: a short pre-concert lecture I was privileged to give before a […]