In this article, I explore the leading paradigms of atonement and salvation in Christianity, both mainstream and alternative.  I also make the case for my conviction that conventional Christianity, especially in its more conservative forms, has been too harsh and unforgiving in its understanding of sin, atonement, and salvation

This article introduces readers to the Holy Spirit and its place not only within the Christian spiritual tradition, but in other religions as well.  It approaches the Holy Spirit from a universal and interfaith perspective.