I want to give Scot the love and force you to read it over on his site so here’s my teaser:
The spiritual intuition of god in your garden will never lead you to submit to a naked, homeless, cheek-turning, executed Jew.
Perhaps more importantly, ‘spirituality’ will never compel you to identify with the world’s forsaken as a necessary implication of your faith.
Vague spirituality, untethered from orthodox tradition, certainly won’t require you to identify with the world’s forsakers.
But the cross, where Christ dies for the ungodly, demands exactly that, as offensive and counter-intuitive as it is to all our natural religious and moral impulses.
Okay, whistle wetted, read the post here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2016/02/12/fleming-rutledge-and-the-atonement-by-jason-micheli/