Save the Date for Friday, April 28, 2017, from 7-9pm at Alexandria, Virginia’s Alfred Street Baptist Church where we’ll be joined by two of today’s most thoughtful and influential pastor-theologians, N.T. Wright and Greg Boyd, for an important conversation: “Beyond Atonement: Recovering the Full Meaning of the Cross.”
Both authors have spent recent years focusing on the crucifixion of Jesus and have written books that help us revisit the full impact of this in light of Scripture and expounding on its significant for the life, witness, and mission of the Church.
For Wright, the result is The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. In it, Wright goes to great lengths to demonstrate how our current popular understanding of Jesus’ death is rooted in the problems of the Reformation world. Delving into the first-century Jewish mind, Wright proposes a more ancient understanding of why Jesus died within the scope of the drama of Scripture. The Day the Revolution Began is available now. (You can also get the companion video course from our National Gathering Co-Sponsor N.T. Wright Online here.)
Boyd is the author of The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: The Cross of Christ and the Revelation of God, forthcoming from Fortress Press. The book addresses the tension that confronts every Christian believer between the images of violence in scripture, Jesus teachings against violence and his sacrificial death. You can learn more about the new book here.
Both authors have offered the Church a profound opportunity to rethink and reclaim vital aspects Jesus’ death on the cross and their implications for the life and witness of believers and the Church.
During this unique evening, you’ll learn from both Wright and Boyd about the Cross. You’ll also hear them engage in discussion about how their ideas align, how they differ, and why it matters for the Church. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session at the end.
“Beyond Atonement: Recovering the Full Meaning of the Cross” will take place in conjunction with the Missio Alliance North American Gathering, Awakenings: The Mission of the Spirit in the Life of the Church.
This special Friday night discussion is open to the public for $20.
Those attending the entire Awakenings conference can register at a discounted rate of $10.
Awakenings features both Boyd and Wright, as well as Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Charles Montgomery, Tammy Dunahoo, Howard-John Wesley and many more, discussing how the Church follows the Holy Spirit into Mission.
Those already registered for Awakenings who would like to attend this special Friday night event can purchase an add-on ticket beginning today!
Those not yet registered for Awakenings can register for both events beginning today at one time.
Public registration for those wishing only to attend “Beyond Atonement: Recovering the Full Meaning of the Cross” will open on Monday, January 16.