Episode 16 — “The Meaning of Salvation”
This podcast is the first of several we are devoting to the meaning of salvation. This separates many Christian communities today, even as it has throughout the millennia. It also determines our politics. How we look at who’s in and who’s out forms our basic outlook toward the world. Conservatives see salvation as an individual concern, often placing major emphasis on the life to come. Others, such as Dr. Epperly and myself, find salvation to be much more inclusive and holistic. We see the biblical understanding to be weighted in favor of life in the “here and now”, more than what may be beyond this life. This episode looks into the implications of each understanding.