A few months ago, Rod, Joel, Christian and I were having a discussion centered around our view of Scripture (and how that view has changed over time). I was hoping that something more would come of it, but life happens. What I propose is we take that discussion to the next level, looking not just at our view of Scripture, but at the entire spectrum of theology.
So, here we go:
- Denomination: I grew up American Baptist. I left that denomination shortly after college and became a Lutheran.
- Theology: My understanding of theology in general has started to change in the past few months. The way I view theology has begun to shift away from traditional theology to an open theology.
- Scripture: As I stated in a previous post, I do not hold to a literal interpretation of Scripture in all instances. At the same time, I do not hold to a metaphorical interpretation of Scripture in all instances. I lean more towards the prima Scriptura view of Scripture (over the sola Scriptura view).
- Eschatology: I used to hold to a pre-tribulation premillennialism. Currently, I hold to an amillennial view (leaning towards postmillennail).
- Soteriology: I used to hold to the Penal Substitution Theory of Atonement. Currently, I hold to the Satisfaction Theory of Atonement (leaning towards the Christus Victor view).
- My views on war have not changed, although I have been able to put a name to my belief. I hold to the just war tradition concerning waging war, but I am sympathetic to pacifism.