If you’re interested in the various theories of atonement, or perhaps simply want to know the difference between the Ransom, Penal/Substitutionary and Moral Influence theories, http://www.conversationsjournal.com published an excerpt of an interview with Dallas Willard (whom they refer to as ‘America’s C.S. Lewis’). You can read the interview here.
A quote at the end of the article stood out to me:
‘These are just incredibly terrible images of God, and you end up with people who are thinking the miracle is that God loves me. No, no—the miracle would be if He didn’t love you because He is a God of love, not a God of wrath who occasionally “lets up.”’
Praise God for his wonderful love!