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...]

Interview with Preston Sprinkle about New Book Erasing Hell

On July 1st, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle will release a new book on Hell called Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up. Here’s part one of a three part interview produced by Eternity Bible College where Preston is a Professor. Preston is a good friend of both Mike’s [Read More...]

Bonhoeffer on the Law and Gospel

In the second chapter of Nachfolge (Discipleship), Bonhoeffer has some incredible things to say about the Law and the Gospel–Incredible coming from a Lutheran. Perhaps the most thought provoking statement nugget is The call to discipleship is a commitment solely to the person of Jesus . . . It is beyond enmity between law and [Read More...]

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

Bono and the Edge’s Broadway endeavor Spider-Man finally opened last night in Manhattan to mixed reviews. All seem to agree, however, that this version 2.0 is significantly superior to what was rolled out in February. After 183 previews and $70 million spent in production, the musical opened last night with pomp and circumstance. USA Today [Read More...]

J. Ramsey Michaels on the Eucharsitic Interpretation of John 6

In light of my friendly disagreement with Brant Pitre’s rather wave of the hand dismissal of a non-eucharistic interpretation of John 6 in his recent book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper, I want to quote  J. Ramsey Michael’s (2010) new commentary on John’s Gospel: While [Read More...]