"Divine Violence" and the Cross

One of the focal points in the discussions surrounding religious violence has been the degree to which some atonement theories purportedly support “divine violence,” which critics would apply to any theory of atonement that would require sin be dealt with on the cross as a form of expiation or punishment.

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Welcome to The Quarry

It is a pleasure to introduce you to the official blog of Greystone Theological Institute, a wide-ranging yet focused initiative in collaborative scholarship and mentorship in Reformed theology, biblical studies, and ethics. This blog home for Greystone has its origins in an earlier iteration of the Institute called "Wince+Sing."

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Wince+Sing and Greystone

Wince+Sing -- whose name is drawn from the Hopkins line, "on an age old anvil, wince and sing" -- was the nascent form of the Greystone project, and after the recent hiatus the blog is now able to take a slight turn in its story, a turn in the direction of a more visible link with Greystone.

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We Have a Problem

For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, there is an enormous elephant in the room of church sessions, presbyteries, and denominations. There is much talk of church planting, missions, doctrinal orthodoxy, and the rosiest versions of a given denominational history. Meanwhile men are harming their wives and calling it an exercise of their headship.

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