Animate: Week 5

Cross | Where God Is • Nadia Bolz-Weber
The cross sits at the center of our faith, and yet our understanding of what exactly happened on that cross remains conflicted and confusing. Was Jesus our proxy? The payment? The only way to appease an angry God? Nadia Bolz-Weber reminds us that our theories about the cross tell us as much about ourselves and our view of God as they do about Jesus and salvation.

Hey everyone – I wasn’t there for the Animate conversation about Nadia Bolz-Weber’s talk on atonement and the cross, so I’m going to share this video and then pose a few questions. I think this video doesn’t have as much to do with atonement theories or questions about the cross, but it does give you a better sense of where she’s coming from:

When you think back to the discussion you had on the atonement and cross last week – what sticks out to you as some new insights or understandings you took away from the conversation? What surprised you? Are there still things about the cross that you find hard to swallow? Hard to understand?

I don’t know if you got into different atonement theories, but if you did, which of those do you find yourself connecting with most?

Any other questions the discussion raised for you?


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