Rethinking salvation

A series of posts rethinking Christian salvation—stimulated at least at first by Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

  1. Why the cross of Christ is so hard to understand: A response to Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion [August 10, 2021]
  2. A peaceable take on Christian salvation: The genealogy of a writing project [August 19, 2021]
  3. What is Paul good for? [September 1, 2021]

These are older posts that reflect on Christian salvation

“Why did Jesus die?” March 28, 2011.

“What’s really at stake in the debate about universalism?” April 3, 2011.

“Does Jesus’s death have meaning?” December 11, 2011.

“Jesus’s death and my salvation.” December 18, 2011.

Does Paul agree with Jesus about salvation?” December 23, 2011.

“Christian salvation: Do the questions never end?” January 1, 2012.

“Are all sins the same before God?” January 27, 2012.

“Christian salvation: More and more questions.” February 5, 2012.

“Christian salvation: More and more questions (part 2).” February 8, 2012.

“Christian salvation: More and more questions (part 3).” February 10, 2012.

“Reflecting on Jesus’s cross.” April 6, 2012.

“The Bible’s salvation story.” August 13, 2012.

“A message to President Obama about salvation.” August 14, 2012.

“More on salvation: Responding to responses (part 1).” August 19, 2012.

“More on salvation: Responding to responses (part 2).” August 20, 2012.

“Salvation and the way of peace—(1) The problem.” December 13, 2013.

“Salvation and the way of peace—(2) The Old Testament.” December 14, 2013.

“Salvation and the way of peace—(3) Jesus’s life and teaching.” December 16, 2013.

“Salvation and the way of peace—(4) Jesus’s death and resurrection.” January 21, 2014.

“Salvation and the way of peace—(5) Romans and Revelation.” January 22, 2014.

“Salvation and the way of peace—(6) Is there an atonement model in this story?” February 3, 2014.

“Christian salvation—Part one: Problems with atonement theology.” September 14, 2015.

“Christian salvation—Part two: Old Testament mercy.” September 20, 2015.

“Where is God in the story of Jesus’s death? A response to Tony Jones’s Did God Kill Jesus? August 22, 2016.

“Are we in debt to God?” October 10, 2016.

“What is justice? Love with claws.” February 19, 2017.

“Positive theology.” June 11, 2017.

“A positive reading of the Old Testament.” July 9, 2017.

“A positive reading of the New Testament.” October 8, 2017.

“Are we better off without God and Christianity? Thoughts on healing the world.” April 15, 2019.