Substitutionary Atonement

While reading John Dominic Crossan’s God and Empire I came across an enlightening discussion of the flaws in the standard theology of substitutionary atonement. Crossan explains that a sacrifice was a way of restoring good relations with God using the two basic ways humans have always restored good relationships with each other, through gifts and […]

Why the Keystone XL Pipeline decision is not as important as you might think

First of all, the Keystone XL decision is not as final as either supporters or proponents might have you believe. All the administration is doing is saying that the pipeline can’t go through the Nebraska sandhills. TransCanada will be able to submit a new proposal that routes the pipeline around the sandhills. Second, the impacts […]