Sunday, May 31, 2009

quote of week: Scot McKnight on Pentecost and the atonement

We dare not forget Pentecost when we speak of atonement. Pentecost makes things right by creating the new covenant, filling all with the Spirit, and creating the ecclesial community and enabling it to live in love with one another. Put differently, Pentecost empowers all to be restored in all four directions: with God, with self, with others, and with the world. Pentecost crystallizes the intent of God's atoning work.
Scot McKnight, A Community Called Atonement, 77