May 27, 2021 • 1HR 45M

On ministry transition in the middle of a pandemic and making sense of the atonement with Obbie Tyler Todd.

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Bradley Gray
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In this episode of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I am thrilled to be joined once again by my dear friend, Obbie Tyler Todd. In this lengthy dialogue, we reflect on an assortment of life- and church-lessons learned through the course of the pandemic. We also dissect his newest book, The Moral Governmental Theory of the Atonement: Re-Envisioning Penal Substitution, in which he endeavors to disseminate a thoroughly “American” doctrine of Christ’s atoning work and explain both its rise and fall from popular ecclesiastical favor.

Obbie is the pastor of Third Baptist Church of Marion, Illinois, where he lives with his wife Kelly, and their two children, Roman and Ruby.


The Moral Governmental Theory of Atonement: Re-envisioning Penal Substitution, Obbie Tyler Todd

On Obbie Tyler Todd’s ‘The Moral Governmental Theory of Atonement’,” review by yours truly

Church Elders: How to Shepherd God’s People Like Jesus, Jeramie Rinne

Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples, Thom S. Rainer

Cutting through the glut of the theories of Jesus’s atonement,” article by yours truly

Camouflaged sovereignty and concern for God’s Word,” article by yours truly

7 Theories of the Atonement Summarized,” Stephen D. Morrison

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know & So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.