Towards a Biblical Theology of Final Judgment – A Quote to Ponder (Jon Isaak)

  Recently I interviewed Anabaptist / evangelical theologian, Jon Isaak about his new book, New Testament Theology: Extending the Table.  He has a great quote that is worth pondering as evangelicals seek to discern the essentials and nonessentials regarding hell and judgment.  He states: All four of these scenarios of the final judgment are interpretations [Read More...]

Simplicity in the Burbs ($2 a day): Amazing Life, Amazing Wife! [Day 8]

Yesterday was pretty normal.  I went to work at the church (I am serving part time until I finish seminary) and then had a dentist appointment.  But, as I read many of the comments and emails from all of you yesterday, something became evident: You are all concerned about my health and eating practices. As [Read More...]

Simplicity in the Burbs ($2 a day): A Day Behind [Days 6-7]

The past couple of days have felt dizzy and busy.  I missed my post yesterday and simply want to say that things are starting to get real. My biggest concern is that I am not getting as much protein as I probably need.  This is something I will need to be quite aware of. Well, [Read More...]

Initial Thoughts on Rob Bell Interview

As you know, I defended Rob as not a universalist from the beginning of the controversy. Based on his interview (still, having not read the book) here are my thoughts… Rob has a big vision of God’s love and grace.  He is convinced that God is not primarily a God of wrath, but of love [Read More...]


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