Enlarge My Heart | New Humanity Institute

This Series: This is the second blog post in a series called Human Being, Human Becoming.  I am exploring what human nature and human personhood are from biblical and theological perspectives.  I combine those insights cautiously with other disciplines, like neuroscience, psychology, etc.  Throughout, I am explaining why the medical substitutionary atonement view of Jesus –…

Neuroscience, Emotional Health, Human Becoming, and Jesus | New Humanity Institute

This Series: This is the first blog post in a series called Human Being, Human Becoming.  I am exploring what human nature and human personhood are from biblical and theological perspectives.  I combine those insights cautiously with other disciplines, like neuroscience, psychology, etc.  Throughout, I am explaining why the medical substitutionary atonement view of Jesus…

Theology and Marvel’s Black Panther

I was encouraged by friends to explore The Theology of Marvel’s Black Panther. This movie is a brilliant, timely reflection on our times, and has not one wasted word. I hope this reflection on the movie conveys some of my appreciation for it. Check out the slides – they are self-explanatory enough, and I might…

Why Jesus’ Atonement Involved the Retelling of Older Stories:  He Carried Human Nature, But Did It Better | New Humanity Institute

What Penal Substitution Misses:  The Human Impact on Human Nature A further unfortunate result of Stott’s approach to Jesus’ cry is that he obscures Matthew’s actual atonement theology.  As I argue in what follows, Matthew utilizes the narrative format of atonement called recapitulation, where Jesus ‘fills to the full’ the narratives and stories before him,…