Emerging Voices | Two Images of Salvation

Emerging Voices | Two Images of Salvation

What is salvation and how is it received? Scripture continually holds two images of salvation in tension with one another, with neither image neglecting the other. First, our tradition is correct in portraying Jesus as the spiritual savior. Especially in the Gospel of...
Many Christians Don’t Connect Faith with Ethics

Many Christians Don’t Connect Faith with Ethics

Is there a widespread misunderstanding of Christian faith among U.S. adults? This question arose as I read a recent Barna Group report about the results of a survey focused on parenting and sharing faith with children. When prompted with the question, “How important...

Not Quite Ruined by the Fall

One of the persisting questions in theological interpretation is what actually happened to our forebears as sin entered the world. A long tradition speaks of “total depravity,” which means we are rendered incapable of any good as our wills are in bondage...