Images of Atonement: Redemption

Sermon delivered by Joel Snider, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rome, G.A., on Mar. 22 2009. Mark 10:35-45   The Lenten Season is the opposite of Easter. It prepares us by helping us reflect on our sin and the sacrifice of Christ. It also helps us think of exactly...

‘Atonement’

“Atonement” shows the power of a lie and how hard it is to undo a wrong done. It begins as a piece of fluff, during the days before World War II, on an English estate. Young writer-to-be Briony Tallis (Saorise Ronan) witnesses an act and misunderstands...

Re-thinking the Atonement

Now that the rush of excitement surrounding The Passion of the Christ is over, it is time to step into the space it has provided for dialogue about the meaning of the life of Jesus. I believe the most profound question facing the church is whether the life and death...