What Is the Atonement? Why Does It Matter?
The atonement is one of the oldest, and most difficult, of the classic Christian doctrines. In simple terms, we're asking the question: what does it mean that Christ died for us? How can someone's death two thousand years ago have anything to do with me?
Sometimes the language around the atonement can be abstract and theological, but as we discuss in this episode, what we believe about Christ's death is one of the most practical and important beliefs we hold.
Coye Still and Jarrett Ford are both working on PhDs in New Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. As a template for this episode, we're walking through Oliver Crisp's excellent book, Approaching the Atonement.