Storied Salvation

This Friday, April 29 at 1:30 I will be speaking at a theological conference in Atlanta. The presentation will be streamed live here.

My topic is salvation-history, and how the NT used the OT to show God's ultimate plan of redemption for humanity. My paper is available here.

Abstract: We’ve all heard the phrase, “I’m saved” or the question “are you saved?” or the declaration “they got saved!” The modern Church has become laden with so much terminology and cliché that we seemingly have lost sight of the message the NT writers intended to communicate.

In the centuries following Jesus’ ministry, the Greek paradigm began to pervade Christian thinking. The kingdom became spiritualized and salvation was ripped from its indigenous context and meaning. While there are passages used to support this “spiritualization” theory, the imagery drawn from the OT and its inherent theology (as well as the worldview of the NT writers) tell a different story.

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