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|What should you do when your once-regular habit of posting goes out the window, and your blog traffic stats have been sinking even faster than consumer confidence in the economy, and you find yourself feeling increasingly out-of-touch with the latest and greatest in greater blogdom?|
|YWAM Tijuana runs a one-month Spanish-immersion language school every March, so Wendy & I -- along with other staff and recent DTS grads who are joining us on staff -- are going to be fully submerged into learning as much of the language as we possibly can in one month.|
|Safely sequestered near the roaring hearth for warmth, yet strategically situated so that their conversation could not be easily over-heard, the two Hobbits put their heads together to try and sort things out.|
Not wanting to appear the simpleton, Pippin had sought out his life-long friend and co-conspirator for some timely insight and advice.
|Merry sat up straighter, and as understanding came, he gently clapped his friend on the shoulder, and laughingly said, "Pip, I think you mean to say Parodox, not Pair O' Ducks. For a minute there, I thought you must have looked into the Palantir again, you were making so little sense! Now, what's this about everything getting mixed and sideways?"|
|"And the Riders of Postmodern Rohan look at the same thing -- this idea that punishment and substitution is part of the Ancient Story -- and they can't see any way such a notion could fit into Middle Earth, so it's about as welcome as inviting a Black Rider to The Green Dragon for ale."|
"The Ent-Keepers of the Modern Ways are content to have Mystery about this Atonement thing, even if they can't really understand it or explain it. But they're supposed to be all about explaining, defining, and controlling all knowledge.
"And the Riders of Postmodern Rohan - who are supposed to like Mystery and Paradox - can't get their minds around Substitutionary Atonement, they can't fit it in their sense of Middle Earth, so they invent new incantations to explain it away. Or they just refuse to talk about it, like Frodo won't talk about the Ring.
"Both of them are going sideways and acting like the other!"
|Merry sprang to his feet, a look of understanding and horror on his face. "Pip, I think you're on to something! Ent-Keepers of the Modern Ways embracing Mystery, and Riders of Postmodern Rohan rejecting it... This is worse than the Eye of Sauron!"|
Looking franticly about, he drew a deep breath and sudden exclaimed, "Gandalf! He'll know what to do!"
|Bob Hyatt has hit a home-run on the multi-faceted nature of the Cross and the Atonement. Slide on over and feast your eyes on "What does it matter WHY Jesus died?". It's destined to be one of bob.blog's greatest hits.|
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