I believe many of us (myself very included) have done an injustice in defining the “atonement” concept to our students.
In God is Loud, we are hoping to define the work of Christ in a simple, understandable, relevant, and contextual way, while also not minimizing its importance.
So, let me ask you to please respond and comment.
Theologically speaking, there are many theories of atonement. I am attempting to provide an encompassing definition to help students from many religious traditions and backgrounds (as well as those of little or uncertain faith) understand the necessity and importance of Christ’s mission.
How do you define the atonement to your students?
*Some comments may appear in the upcoming book God is Loud with Barefoot Ministries