Jul
27
2015

Solving Spiritual Dilemmas Through Weighted Paradoxes

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We all know that paradoxes are two ideas that seem contradictory or mutually exclusive, yet are actually both true in a way that does not yield completely to our either/or logic. In fact, it is both/and thinking that solves these false dilemmas. Profound Truths As Paradox Evangelicals recognize the paradoxical pairs of truths that exist, though […]

Jul
27
2015

Less Dangerous: The Love Fundamentalists

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The other day, a friend mined the following quote from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’  To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility: The only force equal to a fundamentalism of hate is a counter-fundamentalism of love. (p. 8) Jonathan Sacks is an important thought leader in Jewish philosophy, and seems to anger people on both left […]

Jun
26
2015

Is eternal punishment ‘infinite’ under Conditionalism?

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For those new to the debate over hell, there are three main positions in Christendom: The Traditional View, a.k.a. Eternal Conscious Punishment (ECP), claims that those who fail  to receive Christ are punished for the sins by  being tormented forever in hell. The Conditional View, a.k.a. Annihilationism or Conditional Immortality (CI), claims that the  resurrected […]

Jun
10
2015

Why Christians should support limiting government distribution programs

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My left-leaning evangelical friends often chide me as being uncaring and unbiblical when I resist increased taxes for social welfare programs. They believe that they have Biblical and intellectual reasons to take their position, but I think they actually do not, and are violating biblical and sensible limits to the role of civil government. Of […]

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