After reading McKnight's book, I realize how little the church has understood atonement. How easier it is to study and speculate upon (or even worse, ignore intellectual engagement altogether) atonement than to practice. Is this a harsh assessment of the church? Consider our reception of former inmates. PEP seems to get it. Do you think murderers and drug dealers deserve a second chance? See the "Made New" video and give it some thought.
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