Revelation #1: Anabaptist Apocalyptic Fever, a Fresh Word, and Exile

Yesterday at Pangea Communities we began the LONG journey preaching through the book of Revelation. I spend some time in this first talk wrestling with apocalyptic fanaticism in my own tradition of Anabaptism. In the 1530′s a group of so-called Anabaptists in Münster decided that the New Jerusalem would be located there. So, by all means [Read More...]

Love Wins for Teens by Rob Bell (Who will be invited to God’s party?)

In March, Love Wins for Teens: If God Threw a Party, Would Everyone Be Invited? Would You?, will be released. I think that this is going to be a great resource for teenagers. I worked with students for several years and this is the vision of God they are longing for. If the teen edition [Read More...]

Confronted by Peace: the surprise of nonviolence is leading my friend out of the army

KURT: An Email I received on July 25, 2012 – MATT YOUNG (20-year-old soldier): Sir, I have recently been reading your blog. I find it very interesting and obviously counter-cultural. I have taken particular interest in your series on nonviolence (Nonviolence 101). A little about me. I was raised in a Christian home, am the [Read More...]

How I Became a Universalist (a guest post)

[Editor's Note (Kurt Willems): If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that I am not a universalist. In fact, I've written about my view of hell in detail, a view which I call: "Purgatorial Conditionalism." I also responded to Love Wins here (but you really need to read the Hell Series first [Read More...]


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