September 21, 2020

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis (5) — The limited conditions of choice

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis 5: The limited conditions of choice David Bentley Hart’s book, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, sets forth a powerful, passionate argument against the traditional Christian doctrine of eternal conscious punishment — that sinners wind up forever in hell — and for the belief […]

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apotakastasis (4) — The ultimate reconciliation of Esau

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apotakastasis 4: The ultimate reconciliation of Esau David Bentley Hart’s book, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, sets forth a powerful, passionate argument against the traditional Christian doctrine of eternal conscious punishment — that sinners wind up forever in hell — and for the belief […]

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis (3) — What do the scriptures say?

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis 3: What do the scriptures say? David Bentley Hart’s book, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, sets forth a powerful, passionate argument against the traditional Christian doctrine of eternal conscious punishment — that sinners wind up forever in hell — and for the belief […]

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis (2) — In the end of all things is their beginning

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis 2: In the end of all things is their beginning David Bentley Hart’s book, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, sets forth a powerful, passionate argument against the traditional Christian doctrine of eternal conscious punishment — that sinners wind up forever in hell — […]

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis (1) — Introduction

David Bentley Hart: 4 Meditations on Apokatastasis 1: Introduction David Bentley Hart’s book, That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation, sets forth a powerful, passionate argument against the traditional Christian doctrine of eternal conscious punishment — that sinners wind up forever in hell — and for the belief that all shall be […]

Sermon: Life after Life after Death

Sermon: Luke 20:27-38 Life after Life after Death But resurrection life, Jesus insists, is qualitatively different. The ordinary events and relationships by which we track our journey though this mortal life — marriage, childbirth, graduations, retirements and so on — do not characterize our eternal lives because resurrection life is not merely an extension of […]

A Better Kingdom Vision

A Bigger Kingdom Vision At The Gospel Coalition, Jeremy Treat has written an article called, “The Kingdom of God in 8 Words.” It begins like this: The number-one thing Jesus talked about is the kingdom of God. It’s everywhere in the Gospels and impossible to miss. But if the theme of the kingdom is so […]

A Confusion of Place and Time

The essential mistake in most Christian eschatology, as it is presented and understood, especially in popular, grassroots Christianity, involves a confusion of place and time. To most Christians, the most vital issue is what happens to us after we die. And the most crucial question about the afterlife is where will we go? Common answers […]

Another Look: Our Terrestrial Hope

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done: Jesus Who died shall be satisfied, And earth and Heav’n be one. • Malt­bie D. Bab­cock The world into which we shall […]

Nadia Bolz-Weber on the Apocalypse

Tell me what you think. I’m not sure the “MeToo” movement, etc., is the only or best illustration of her point, but I do think Nadia Bolz-Weber nails the meaning and intent of biblical apocalyptic literature in this clip. “The dominant powers are not the ultimate powers.” This is the message and the hope of […]