How is the Atonement Like an Economic Transaction? (podcast)
Greg considers a variety of metaphors for the atonement in another theologically musical episode.
In the NT, one of the most frequent and fundamental images used to depict our salvation is “redemption.” The root of this term lytron means a “ransom” or “price of release,” and the term itself (apolytrosis) was used as a kind of technical term for the purchase of a slave. If we apply this to…
Greg discusses love bombs and explosions of light. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0419.mp3
Greg begins to unpack the Christus Victor view of the atonement by comparing it to the Chronicles of Narnia.
Greg responds to challenges by William Lane Craig from Craig’s podcast “Reasonable Faith.“ Greg discusses salvation, specifically whether Paul understands salvation in primarily legal terms versus covenantal terms. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0063.mp3
Greg continues his thoughts on the atonement with this installment highlighting the way God uses the evil intentions and actions of his enemies to bring about good. And because this strategy is based in love, the demons who encountered Christ could not possibly imagine what he was up to. They ended up participating in their…
If asked what Jesus came to do and how he did it, most contemporary Western Christians would automatically say something like, “Jesus took the punishment from God that I deserved.” This is what’s usually called the “Penal Substitution” view of the atonement, for it emphasizes that Jesus was punished by God in our place. His…