Steve & Tammy continue their talk with Brian Zahnd as they unpack his new book "Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God." Brian shares with us pilgrims why Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was NOT a payment to God and how thinking it is has been skewing Christians view of the Father for years.
From there we move to chatting about hell and while Jesus did speak a fair bit about hell, Brian suggests what he was referring to was not an after life torture chamber but rather the consequences (aka, the hell) we unleash on ourselves and the world around us when we fail to walk in the Way of Love Christ came to demonstrate
We wrap our time with Brian as he shares a bit on what the Book of Revelation is really trying to tell us…and it wasn’t what we were told in church growing up
Get ready to go beyond the pale with Brian Zahnd
2:10 (Intro) Tammy shares how fear had crept into her faith
16:50 What if Jesus spoke to the U.S. Congress?
24:16 Was Jesus’ death a payment to God for our sins?
29:44 What is Hell?
31:50 “If you can’t preach the gospel without mentioning heaven or hell, you can’t preach the gospel”
41:36 What the Book of Revelation is trying to tell us
Brian Zahnd returns to Beyond the Pale to discuss his new book "Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God". As one of the leading voices in the church today Brian takes aim at Christian's endorsement of fear, violence, and nationalism reminding us that our God looks like Jesus and ONLY Jesus. Get ready to go Beyond the Pale with Brian Zahnd.
2:06 (Intro) Steve & Tammy discuss the effect “fear” theology has had on their faith
14:48 Brian shares an update from their Camino pilgrimage in Spain a year out
28:54 How the Jesus Movement generation became the political “Christian Right”
34:00 Brian shares how he “woke up” into a new understanding in Christ
39:20 How the “fear” theology of Jack Chick cartoon tracts still impact the evangelical church today
41:45 When Christians see Jesus not as a teacher but simply a cog in God’s atonement process