Nachfolge – the Community of the Cross

One powerful element of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Nachfolge (“Discipleship”) is his understanding of necessity of suffering (chapter 4 “Discipleship and the Cross”). True believers must participate in the suffering of Christ. This call to self-denial and suffering is the “hard word of grace” (86). Just as Christ is only Christ as one who suffers and is [Read More...]

The Complete Review of Love Wins

I’ve pulled together all the posts I wrote on Love Wins over the last few months into a document for convenience. In this form it provides something along the lines of a comprehensive review of the book. I hope this will help folks who wish to engage the book. [Read more...]

Love Wins 9 – Final Post

I can’t help but compare Love Wins with Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship since I’m presently reading both. It is quite an interesting comparison. When compared, however, it’s hard to avoid a devastating conclusion. For me, it’s impossible to draw any other conclusion than that what Rob Bell offers in Love Wins is cheap grace. [Read more...]

Dad Life

Funny stuff! Happy “American” Father’s Day. [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day

To the dads, Happy Father’s Day from Zion and Mary Willitts! HT: Laurie Empen. [Read more...]

Love Wins 8.2

In our last post on Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, we addressed chapter 6 titled “There are Rocks Everywhere”. In that chapter Rob argues that the idea of “mystery” that Paul speaks about is the idea that God is working in the world through [Read More...]

Interview with Preston Sprinkle on new Book Erasing Hell

Our good friend Preston Sprinkle is releasing a new book with Francis Chan on July 1st called Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up. This is the third part of the 3-part interview with Preston about the book and the doctrine of Hell. [Read more...]

Interview with Preston Sprinkle on New Book Erasing Hell

This is the second part of the 3 part interview with Preston Sprinkle the co-author (with Francis Chan) of the new book Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up. [Read more...]