If Rob Bell is a Universalist, then maybe I am – along with many prominent evangelicals? (A response to Justin Taylor)

UPDATE: After you read this original post, please also read the follow up post where I answer some important questions! ———— Have you ever been fed up?  Today, I am fed up. For the past couple of months I have been excited about the forthcoming release of Rob Bell’s latest book: Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, [Read More...]

Pharaoh's Way or the Way of YHWH? (God as the Just Judge)

Elmer Martens begins his discussion of the cult practices of Israel with Passover. Such an annual festival was explained with great detail, but the theology of such is left unattended (48). He expands his exploration of a theology of sacrifice by noting that ‘substitution’ as commonly understood is not the focal point as many assume [Read More...]

Growing Up Christian – Without Losing Faith or Brains (Guest Post: George Murphy)

It’s a pretty common story.  Someone grows up in a conservative Christian setting and is taught that Genesis gives the true account of creation and that evolution is false.  Then in high school or college the young Christian learns about evolution.  You’ve probably heard or met people who had that experience and reacted in one [Read More...]

Conversion is a Journey, NOT a Moment (well, at least for some) [The Example of Lauren Winner]

Lauren Winner, in her wonderful memoir, Girl Meets God, offers a wonderful perspective on what it means to convert to Christianity.  She is a former Orthodox Jew who embraced Jesus as Messiah in her young adult years.  In our conversionist evangelical culture, we often desire to have a single moment in time when we turned [Read More...]


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