The Shack: To Burn Or Not To Burn?

by Phillip on March 8, 2017

Few books have been fraught with as much controversy yet sold as many copies as The Shack. With the release of the movie has come a fresh wave of conversation around its themes as well as rekindled its debate. The reviews have been extreme from testifying to a “life-changing encounter with God” to dire warnings […]

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The following review is by Alex Smith of ReformingHell.com: Four Views on Hell: Second Edition This is the latest book in Zondervan’s(1) Counterpoints―a series that allows 3-5 prominent scholars to each present their view on an important biblical and theological issue, and then respond to each of the others. Thus, in one book, a reader can […]

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Is God “Trying” to Save All?

by Phillip on June 2, 2012

The following post was put forth by a Calvinist who was pondering the free-will position/claim.  I think he has some valid points!  His name is Mark of Here I Blog:  http://hereiblog.com/god-is-merely-trying-to-save-everyone/   I was thinking about how some people view God as trying to save people rather than actually saving them. This thought process lead me to […]

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The Greatest Miracle…Unity

by Phillip on April 12, 2012

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent […]

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Justice = Righteousness

by Phillip on March 13, 2012

When we read the beatitude “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall see God” how does that translate to you and how would you apply it to your life?  I would have to agree with Brian Zahnd who said most of us read that as “Blessed are those who really […]

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Does God Love Your Kids More Than You Do?

by Phillip on March 12, 2012

Do you believe God loves your children more than you do?  Do you think our earthly family is an appropriate analogy for understanding eternal Kingdom realities?  Can we deduce what God as Father is like by comparing Him with what we know an ideal earthly father should be? Listen in on a “Recent Conversation Between […]

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Is Satan More Powerful Than God?

by Phillip on March 3, 2012

The poster below was found on this site: http://www.thinkatheist.com/photo/satan-more-powerful-than-god? The text reads: “Why Satan is more powerful than God. Because of original sin you will go to hell. 1 However God desires that all men be saved. 2 In effort to save many from death and hell God spent several thousand years developing a plan. […]

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