The New Testament claims Jesus is helping reconcile humanity and God, but why were they ever separated in the first place? Does God want to separate from us because we’re awful, or is there something entirely different going on? Nate and Tim discuss the biblical authors’ surprising assumptions about why God is so distant and what is actually required to bridge the gap.
The world watched as Brandt Jean hugged Amber Guyger, after she was sentenced for killing his brother, Botham. Many Christian’s rushed to share this as the perfect picture of the gospel of Jesus. But is forgiveness the gospel? We talk about justice, sweeping things under the rug and fixing the root problems.
What were the sacrifices for? What did blood do? What is the main problem which the tabernacle and temple and then Jesus were trying to solve? Nate and Tim introduce a new series on Leviticus, atonement, and the crazy idea of blood as a kind of cosmic insulation. In this first part, they highlight some of the big ideas soon to be discussed and reflect on why it matters.