How Jesus Christ Atones for Our Sin


How does Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection atone for our sins? How does the death of a fully divine and fully human person offer salvation for all of humankind? In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Joshua McNall presents four models for what’s called atonement, or being made at-one with God. Collectively, these models paint a picture of how we can understand the saving work of Jesus Christ.

[READ] Josh McNall writes “Why the ‘Wrong Side of History’ May Be Right (Sometimes)”; [WATCH] John Oswalt talks about atonement from a biblical perspective; [READ] Josh McNall writes “Four Challenges Facing the 21st Century Church.”

Get Josh McNall’s study on Christian atonement, The Mosaic of Atonement: An Integrated Approach to Christ’s Work (Zondervan Academic, 2019).

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Dr. Joshua McNall is Assistant Professor of Theology at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He lives in Bartlesville, Oklahoma with his wife Brianna and their four children. In addition to preaching and teaching roles, he blogs regularly at