Writing Style 7

I continue my series on writing style with lesson 7 in Williams and Colomb’s book Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace (10th Edition). The topic in this post is writing concisely or, as they title it, with “concision”. [Read more...]

The Lone Democrat

Late last night the New York legislator passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Shortly after the Senate passed the bill, Gov. Cuomo signed it into law. New York becomes the largest state to legalize marriage in the US. The vote in the Senate was split down party lines (33 to 29) with four Republicans [Read More...]

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...]