Read this new piece from CNN on Christians and Torture:
I am so struck by the fact that Evangelicals are in the forefront of those who who justify torture. I cannot help but point out that the view that God was toruturing Jesus on the cross (the penal satisfaction theory of the atonement) lies behind such a justification.
I point out that theology matters. Some who wonder why we take such pains to mince theological hairs can begin to see that we live our theology; if we believe in torture we can only justify it from our theological tradition.
Won't you tihnk about the ministry of Preaching Peace and perhaps make a gift to it's ongoing work?