A continuation from yesterday. OK just one more post with some thoughts about H-E- double hockey sticks. It is amazing when you contrast the difference between the typical beliefs of the general public and the understanding that people had when the Bible was written. People's notion of hell today is so radically different. The Hebrew … Continue reading Truth Wins
Yesterday I wrote about things that we know aren't true about Hell from what the Bible teaches: Hell is not underground Satan is not in charge of hell Hell is not hot and full of fire. I believe the image of fire (which is common in the Scriptures) is meant to operate on a number … Continue reading A Biblical View of Hell
Continuing from yesterday... Before I share what I think is a Biblical understanding of Hell (what it is and what it isn't ) I would like to share some resources I found helpful in thinking about Hell (in addition to the Bible): Scot McKnight's One Life, in particular chapter 12, gives a good, responsible treatment … Continue reading A Biblical View of What Hell Isn't
Furious commentary has been everywhere for the past couple of weeks over Rob Bell's new book, Love Wins. Bell's new publisher, HarperOne even moved the release date up to today (my cynical side thinks it is in order to take advantage of the additional publicity). I've read plenty of reviews of this book (positive and … Continue reading Hell's Bells and Rob Bell's Hell.
Back to blog writing... After having a week of stresses big and small, good and bad, (a term paper, struggling families, a new nephew, needing a new roof, etc.) I suffered my greatest wound receiving an eight word email that cut me to the quick and took me days to get over. I am encouraged … Continue reading The Church as the Image of God
Oh the things that happen; The things that just are; when you share your home with a little boy. The sound effects that seem in-born from the moment that he can make a peep. The preoccupation with his body and the noises it makes, continues even when he sleeps. The days of a little boy … Continue reading Ode to Little Boys and Gentlemen