Tag Archives: Salvation

… on Good Friday in a crucified world

“Jesus was not the first faithful Jew who died on a Roman cross outside Jerusalem — nor would he be the last. In 4 B.C.E., Varus crucified two thousand Jews there, and in 70 C.E. Titus crucified five hundred a … Continue reading

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…on discovering a broader ending in the beginning

I just finished a paper on universalism in the early church.  Basically, some of the most important theologians of the first 400 years of Christianity were more or less “universalists”, but universalism was not considered heresy until some time in … Continue reading

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…on umbros and wedding dresses

Recently, a young, “common” woman became a princess.  That is to say, she married the Prince of England and became, forevermore, royalty.  The wedding, of course, was legendary. The whole thing supposedly cost between $30 and $60 million.  There was … Continue reading

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…on prophets, poetry, and going to Hell over Hell

https://www.robbell.com/lovewins/ “God is love” – 1 John 4.16 So now the famous post-Evangelical pastor/teacher/author extraordinaire has really done himself in.  Rob Bell has unleashed an already controversial trailer for his up and coming book, “Love Wins”.  In the clip, he … Continue reading

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…on gods and babies

Ronella and I have spent the last two Christmas weeks with a 1, 2, 3, and 4 year old, a 3 week and 3 month old.  A bunch of nieces and nephews running around, crying and pooping.  Its been a … Continue reading

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