Penal Substitution and the Pacifists

Isaiah 53:5 says that “He was crushed for our iniquities.” On the ordinary and prevailing (evangelical) reading of this passage, what v. 5 expresses is this truth:

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Brian McLaren’s Gospel of Hospitality

ets-logoOn November 16, 2016, Dr. Davis will be reading his paper “Brian McLaren’s Gospel of Hospitality” at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Abstract: “Ideas have consequences. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in Brian McLaren’s recent book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World (Jericho Books, 2012). The book is a manual on how to be a properly postimperialistic, postcolonial, postmodern Christian…[I argue that] we should flatly reject McLaren’s hospitality gospel, along with the post imperial house of cards he attempts to erect upon it.”

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McLaren’s ‘God’s Eye’ Point of View

BM2Chrisitians believe that Christianity is true. That should come as no surprise. For if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be Christians. To be a Christian in any proper sense of the term, a person must believe what Jesus believed about himself: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). That definite article is a killer. Continue reading