It is important that we understand two things about God's wrath: First, it's true character and purpose is solely to recover a path for his love. Secondly, God needs to do nothing but withdraw his Holy Spirit from us, and leave us to our own spirits, for us to be living in hell. Even J. P. Sartre in No Exit knew that without God "hell is other people."Read more
As preachers we recognize how strange the times have become. Almost anyone seeking to carry out a faithful pulpit ministry recognizes that preachers must now ask questions we have not had to consider in the past. We recognize that preaching has been displaced from its once prominent position in the culture. Many of us are wondering, why is preaching more challenging in our cultural moment than it has been in other times?Read more
Since its founding almost 70 years ago, Fuller Theological Seminary has described itself as evangelical. This term has captured the seminary's commitment to the good news of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ, its trust in the unique and supreme authority of the Bible, its engagement in the personal and global mission of God in the world. The term has gone through various stormy seasons of contention and debate, not least as a contrast to fundamentalism.Read more
Meroz said: "We heard there are interesting caves in the region. We began to peer into them, and that's how we came to this cave, which is extremely impressive with rock-carved niches and engravings on the wall.Read more
The portrait of black people in the scene is patronizing at best. It reflects the racism of the time, especially when Groucho, Chico and Harper smear tar on their faces to blend in with the crowd. The film presents black people as childlike -- but also as vibrant and expressive. Their attraction to the enigmatic Harpo -- and his evident affinity with them -- is an expression of the innocence and creative primitivism of his character.Read more
Look where the story of humanity began. In Paradise. Could anything be more ideal? Look at the wasted, war-torn world we now inhabit. Most of our history is sheer misery. It is painful to read the saga of our species. Most of our fellow humans have existed in misery. What an exchange we have foolishly made.
Augustine speaks poetically of our original environment. A boundless estate of fruitful groves! We have worn our world down to vast, empty deserts and ugly wastelands.Read more
Universalism is virtually the creed of our day. It is simply assumed. There is no room for Biblical particularism of any kind. The Fatherhood and the saving love of God are deemed to be general and undiscriminating. Irrespective of moral judgment or religious persuasion all souls are reckoned to be acceptable to God just as they are. Belief and behavior are immaterial.Read more
'143' was understandably frightened and horrified by the prospect of death. She wrote to the judge: "I think being cryo-preserved gives me a chance to be cured and woken up in hundreds of years time.... I want to have this chance."
We don't know how she stumbled on this project, but the science is more than ropey. RationalWiki calls it 'pseudo-science'.Read more
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