Justice on Trial

OCTOBER 2012: REVIEW by Johnathan Kana Atonement, Justice, and Peace: The Message of the Cross and the Mission of the Church Darrin W. Snyder Belousek Eerdmans, 2012. $55.00. 684 pages. Penal substitution apologists, beware: this weighty tome is not for the doctrinally faint of heart. Darrin Belousek critiques the common evangelical understanding of Jesus’ death with keen philosophical insight and …

Time: A Non-Renewable Resource

I recently came across a letter I wrote to my wife as I was beginning my fiveyear prison sentence. There in my tiny little cell at the county jail, awaiting the terrifying uncertainties of the years ahead, I was learning just what old convicts mean when they say, “Do your time. Don’t let your time do you.” Here’s an excerpt: …