Preaching the Atonement

The very idea of preaching a single doctrine seems misguided, even though it’s far superior to preaching on neat themes that intrigue the consumers out there. So I didn’t expect to like reading Preaching the Atonement. But Peter Stevenson and Stephen Wright immediately allayed my fears, recognizing that we do preach texts: “The Gospels preach no developed theory of the atonement. . . . Rather, they tell the story of the one through whom human beings would come to know that they were indeed ‘at one’ with God.”

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