Tag Archives: Christ on the Cross

Theology and Practice: Shalom

Shalom is best understood as peace with God. Once again, the only way to see this is in the context of covenants. Peace with God is not a reward; it is a context we are driven to build. It is … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Atonement

This is a major point of conflict between the Western and Eastern Christian traditions. The Western view is based on tribal Germanic mythology, which bears an inherently vindictive and punitive view of God’s wrath. The image of God that arises … Continue reading

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Psalm 22

Christians have long recognized this as the Crucifixion Psalm. It’s not as if David necessarily foresaw precisely that form of torture and execution. Each item is recognized as a form of suffering, and David runs together all the different images … Continue reading

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