Aug 31, 2020
Why did Jesus have to die? This week the guys offer a quick summary of where they've been in this discussion before moving on to see what the gospel of John has to say about Jesus's death. John's gospel does use language of Jesus removing the "sins of the world" but maybe that doesn't mean all that we...
Aug 24, 2020
This week the guys wrap up Jesus's death as portrayed in the Synoptics and move to the book of Acts. Does Luke pair forgiveness of sins or atonement with the death of Jesus? Is Jesus's death portrayed as a necessary response to God's wrath?
Aug 17, 2020
The conversation continues this week as the guys explore more of the reasons the Synoptics give for why Jesus had to die. Why was his death necessary? How did his death fulfill prophecy? Does anything in the Synoptics indicate that Jesus's death was an answer or corrective to God's anger?
Aug 10, 2020
This week the guys move to the New Testament as they continue to consider why Jesus had to die and what his death accomplished. But Jesus' death was only about removing our sins right? You might be surprised when you are reminded of all that the synoptics claim about Jesus's death.
Aug 3, 2020
The guys finish their discussion on the pros and cons of the five classic atonement theories and introduce some more contemporary views presented by theologians in the last twenty years.