I know what you’re thinking, but this one is brand new, with
the same tired old nonsense stunning revelations that we’ve had it wrong all this time:
“Instead of understanding sin as a crime that needs to be punished, we need to understand sin as immaturity or incomplete growth, much in the same way that children and adolescents-and even adults!-make mistakes in the course of growing up. Simply put, we mess up because we are human beings who have not yet arrived at our final state of maturity. This view of sin and grace is a Christ-centered model because our ultimate goal, or telos, is to be made divine in the image of Christ,” said Cheng.
As an alternative, Cheng proposes a Christ-centered model that is based upon the ancient doctrine of theosis, or deification, in which sin and grace are defined in terms of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. Cheng presents seven models of the Queer Christ, along with seven new deadly sins and seven new amazing graces.