Brian McLaren on the atonement

I like this way of putting it:

When people ask me about atonement these days, here’s what I often ask in reply: where do you primarily locate God on Good Friday? Is God primarily located with the Romans who are crucifying Jesus, or is God primarily located in the man on the cross, suffering at the hands of sinners? Many atonement theories locate God in and with the Romans, and I think, frankly, this is a serious mistake. When you locate God not in or with the ones torturing and killing, but in and with the one being tortured and killed, everything changes.

From here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s