How does “Dying for our sins” work?

If you’ve been pondering the meaning(s) of Jesus’ death over this holy season, the following blog post may be helpful to you, as it has been to me. At Christ Church, Whangarei (NZ) this past Good Friday we utilised the Great Three Hours service to consider 7 “models of atonement” including their strengths and weaknesses. This blog post comes very close to our broad consensus. Three of us presented the models: Vicar Denise Kelsall, hymnwriter Richard Gillard, and me (member of the Diocesan Enabling Team). It’s not a long piece – but you might find it thought provoking and useful in Holy Week next year!