The biggest scandal in religion is this idea that God loves bad people. While the bible tells us that Jesus died for our sins, it doesn’t really explain precisely how that happens. This is why we have at least four theories of the atonement. Modern Christianity is largely locked on the penal/substitution theory. On the surface it makes sense, but the subplot is where many people disconnect. This podcast tries to open a discussion about the atonement and offers a wider, and more inclusive theory based on restoration rather than retribution.