Reign of God

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…

Why Chan Can’t Erase Hell: Jesus Didn’t Get the Memo

Chan’s argument, as is stated in chapter three, “What Jesus Actually Said About Hell,” of his book, Erasing Hell, is as follows: “Jesus grew up in the world of beliefs described in the last chapter. He would be expected to believe the same stuff about hell that most Jews did. And if He didn’t – if Jesus rejected the widespread Jewish belief in hell – then He would certainly need to be clear about this. That last line is very important. Better read it again.” In other words, if Jesus did not agree with the view of hell presented in the last chapter, then He would have had to deliberately and clearly argue against it.

Despite My Amazing Ignorance

Revelation really confuses me sometimes.  That is why I am only spending time writing about the things that make sense to me.  Some of the things that don’t make sense to me in Revelation 4 are: 1. A rainbow that has only one color (“like an emerald”). 2. The twenty-four…

Volunteer for Slavery

This is the third 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 one, “Does God Command Us to Do the Impossible?,” or the second one, “A Great Chess Player,” you really ought to do so.  They cover…

Amazed Exceedingly

Now that we have taken a tour through history to see what various influential people have taught regarding free will and election, I would like to add my two cents.  Take it or leave it.  Embrace it or hate it.  Stew on it patiently or blow a gasket.  Be silent…