Justice and Theology Forum: We Considered Him Punished by God: Reflections on the Relationship between Substitutionary Atonement and Justice

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Thu Aug 16, 09:30 - Thu Aug 16, 12:30
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UCT STudent YMCA

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PLEASE NOTE: the date for this event has changed from the original date to 16 August and will take the place of our 2nd scheduled Justice and Theology forum for 2018

In the quest to create more just churches and interrogate the historical failings of the church, in areas of social justice, it has been popular to re-evaluate, and sometimes discard some of the traditional doctrines associated with orthodox Christianity. It is quite possible that the church has misunderstood certain parts of Scripture and inadvertently created doctrines that hinder rather than support the cause of justice. It is also entirely possible that Christians have simply failed to apply some of the older doctrines consistently, and in ways that reach to the very extent of the human experience. One such doctrine is the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement. Do we discard it as an archaic and barbaric conception of God's saving work? Or do we embrace and apply it as a truth that not only ensures our forgiveness, but legitimately provides us with deep resources by which to pursue justice? Join us for a discussion around the relationship between the historic doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement and the contemporary pursuit of biblical justice in our country. 

About the Speaker: Stephen Murray is the pastor at Hope City Presbyterian Church. He’s a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (BA, English & Classics), the Bible Institute (BTh), and George Whitefield College (BTh Honours). Before planting Hope City, Stephen served in various ministry capacities at churches in both Durban and Cape Town. He has a deep love and passion for Cape Town city and he hopes to see, and serve God’s grace at work here. For his many sins he’s a long-suffering supporter of Arsenal Football Club, and he used to call himself a surfer but he’s not sure if he can fit into his wetsuit anymore. Stephen is married to Robin and they have two children – Genevieve and Christian. 

Suggested Donation: R50 - This goes towards the costs of venue hire, speaker and refreshments and is payable at the door. If money is a problem please book a ticket and come anyway.
 

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Justice and Theology Forum: We Considered Him Punished by God: Reflections on the Relationship between Substitutionary Atonement and Justice
UCT STudent YMCA
29 Stanley Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
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