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The Shack - The New Pilgrims Progress?

I was asked about the Shack – the multi million seller book which is about to be made into a movie – so here is a review article I wrote a few years ago. 1,195 more words

Theology

Paul's Universalism?

As David Hart observed recently, Romans 5:18 is a verse with hard-to-avoid universalist implications: “ἄρα οὖν ὡς δι’ ἑνὸς παραπτώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς κατάκριμα οὕτως καὶ δι’ ἑνὸς δικαιώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς δικαίωσιν ζωῆς.” (“Therefore as by the offence of one… 149 more words

Augustine

Considering Universal Reconciliation: What scripture does (or doesn't) say about salvation and damnation (Part I).

In his recent article, Fr. Stephen De Young turns to the Bible to make his case against universal reconciliation, and it is necessary that one look to scripture for answers. 856 more words

Universal Reconciliation

Considering Universal Reconciliation.

Discussions about universal reconciliation are making rounds in the Eastern Orthodox blogosphere. Fr. Stephen De Young, in the most recent post on the Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy… 260 more words

Universal Reconciliation

Progressive Revelation

In the last post I celebrated 2 years of Alancetotheheart.  It has been a fun ride of progressive revelation.  I have found some themes and concepts have persisted over the two years but the backdrop of theology has obviously changed.   1,703 more words

Wisdom

Vegetarian Imperialism Versus Ethically Consistent Vegetarianism

http://www.aww.com.au/latest-news/news-stories/yulin-dog-meat-festival-of-cruelty-21021

If the report above is reliable, then the Yulin festival does seem cruel.

However, if one works on the premise that it is right, or at least defensible-if-problematic to eat animals, then of course, a dog is difficult to distinguish from a cow or chicken. 280 more words

Happy 800th, Magna Carta!

Today is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta Libertatum ― or just the Magna Carta, among friends. The Great Charter has been… 1,082 more words

Constitutional Theory