For a long while now there’s been a question on my mind: are we at the Grit ready for a discussion about PSA? Penal Substitutionary Atonement: the way we use and abuse this doctrine has been a concern to me for a long while. I reckon its an area of our theological life that’s in the doldrums.
However, the doctrine is so politicised, PSA has been treated as a litmus test for orthodoxy for so long, that I’m conscious of the difficulties in achieving a calm and openminded discussion. Easy to generate more heat than light.
What do you reckon? Could we do it? Is anyone open to it? Willing to rethink, or be challenged or stretched a little in their thinking about the atonement? Is it the right time to talk PSA?
I’m really not sure – looking for guidance here.
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