Formation episode 6 - What is the gospel?

Throughout this series we have offered 4 ways of looking at the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ: Jesus as archetype, crucifixion as the "death of God", the kingdom of non-violent love, and the overturning of scapegoating and the sacrificial system. In this episode we discuss together what the "good news of the gospel of Jesus" might mean for us now.

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Clint Gibson
Formation episode 5 - Saved from Sacrifice

The events of Easter are a rejection of sacrifice as a way to please God or to bring peace. It is a repudiation of the image of a bloodthirsty God, and of scapegoating as a means to manage human violence and appease God (or the gods). Jesus enters into the human system of retributive and "redemptive" violence, experiences it, exposes it, and then invites us to move beyond it into something new.

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Clint Gibson