Who Stole Christmas – N.T. Wright or the Grinch?

I loved this article! Thanks to Michael Gorman for posting it to FB. Excerpt from First Things by Peter Liethart: Just this year, I had another realization. N. T. Wright has spoiled Christmas too. Wright made me see the fairly radical difference in tone and content between Advent and Christmas hymns. Advent hymns, as you’d [Read More…]

Remixing N.T. Wright with Frank Viola (Wright’s opponents greatest misrepresentations)

As you know if you read this blog regularly, NT Wright is the theologian that I’ve been influenced by most. Here, I give an excerpt of an interview he did with my friend Frank Viola. Frank is a voice in the church that trancends our left – right divide. He is a teacher that I [Read More…]

Do you have to believe in Christ’s literal physical resurrection to be a Christian?

Resurrection is the central theme in Christianity. The New Testament goes out of its way to make this clear. Just as Christ rose from the dead in a physical body to inaugurate the new creation, so Christians will rise from the dead to restored bodies in the renewed world. I embrace this as truth as the center of the Christian hope. [Read more…]

Hell Yes. Hell No! Or Who the Hell Cares? (7 – My View: Purgatorial Conditionalism)

The following is part of a series on Hell, partially as a response to the Love Wins controversy.  To catch up, go here. As I stated in the first post, this section will be mostly based on Sharon Baker’s Razing Hell. ———————- As I’ve already stated, for some time the traditional view of hell contradicts [Read More…]