As we approach Easter each year, Christians often find themselves contemplating the death and resurrection of Jesus. Christians have understood the atonement Jesus brings in very different ways throughout the millennia. Many of us hear the same model so often, we assume this is the Christian idea or the Biblical idea.
This post will present a few models of Atonement Theory summarized pretty quickly. Then we’ll give a few notes on potential advantages and disadvantages of the different models in youth ministry. We hope this is a helpful starting point for asking further questions in a way that is pretty easy to understand.
Read more at the Youth Specialties blog!
I wrote a post on the significance of Luther’s Theology of the Cross in youth ministry for Youth Specialties’ blog. Youth Specialties blog. Youth Specialties is a powerhouse in American Youth Ministry, and runs the annual National Youth Worker’s Convention, a publishing house, and Youth Works.
You can see the post here.
I wrote three posts in a series on Eschatology in Youth Ministry for the Youth Specialties blog. Youth Specialties is a powerhouse in American Youth Ministry, and runs the annual National Youth Worker’s Convention, a publishing house, and Youth Works.
Post 1 is here, Post 2 is here, and Post 3 is here.
I’ve got an essay in the new book Christianity in the Public Square: LIteratures of Politics, Protest, and Social Justice. The book is the conference papers from the 2012 NECCL, and my paper is called “In Defense of Weakness: Jurgen Moltmann and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”
It’s available at Amazon.
I read a paper at the AAR’s Western Regional Conference Monday, March 10th, 2013. The topic was “Modern Popular Music as Biblical Lament.” I explored an idea I’ve worked with before, comparing these two things.
On youth ministry, and the distinction between Bible study and Bible trivia: http://thinkchristian.net/trivia-triviality-and-the-american-bible-challenge
Esteban Torres High School has regular rallies. The next one will have a panel focusing on the question “Does God Exist?” I’ll be speaking as part of this panel on Apr. 23, 2012.