Plan of the Ages

Day One @ Uncle Orson’s Fiction Boot Camp

Have you ever had a moment when you discover spiritual truth in an unexpected way?  This happens to me when I watch movies or TV shows, hear music, have conversations with other people, or in the ordinary activities of my day.  God is always with us, and if we are…

Day Five: Uncle Orson’s Fiction Boot Camp

“In the Hebrew Scriptures there is no word for spiritual. And Jesus never used the phrase spiritual life. Because for Jesus and his tradition, all of life is spiritual.  Everything is spiritual.” – Rob Bell Have you ever had a moment when you discover spiritual truth in an unexpected way?…

Revelation 3

I said in the previous blog “Revelation 1-2” If salvation means that sin and death will not have the final say over you – then yes, your salvation is secure.  It was secured for you two thousand years ago.  If salvation means “going to Heaven when you die” then I…

Revelation 1-2

Revelation is a funny name to give a book which so many find to be full of mystery.  Admittedly, I do not understand a good portion of it.  But some of it makes perfect sense.  I’d like to point out a few things which I believe have been misinterpreted or…

Picking the Petals Off of TULIPs

This is the fourth of a series of blogs about R.C. Sproul’s book, Willing to Believe: The Controversy Over Free Will.  If you haven’t read the first, “Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?,” the second, “A Great Chess Player,” or the third, “Volunteer for Slavery,”  you really ought to…

Spiritual Bottleneck

Teaching to Learn A baby practices babbling in order to learn speech; a toddler practices falling in order to learn walking; a child learns to become a grown up by playing pretend at the grown up life; and it has been said that the writer learns to write by writing.…

God Established a Plan of the Ages for a Reason

I am picking up where I left off yesterday regarding Kevin De Young’s review of Rob Bell’s Love Wins … De Young claims that there are “exegetical problems” with Bell’s take on scriptures that indicate the reconciliation of all things.  I am including in this blog a wonderful video I…