C.S. Lewis on the character of hell. “We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passion of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” The Screwtape Letters(New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1980), vii-viii. So if that … More Today’s Question: Are we living in hell?
“The Church is constantly tempted to accept this world as her home . . . but if she is wise she will consider that she stands in the valley between the mountain peaks of eternity past and the eternity to come. The past is gone forever and the present is passing as swift as the … More Great Quotes Series
Weekend Links Twenty miles on the bike today and then a good hour long phone call with my brother. What a refreshing conversation to cool down with after a windy ride. Spent yesterday working in the garden and on the lawn. It was a relaxing day off but I miss my wife who returns in a … More Proving God; White Privilege; Elisabeth Elliot; Rachel Doezal, Tim Keller, D.A. Carson; and a Review of Pixar’s “Inside Out”
Weekend Links Some new voices this week and some new topics too. Leadership, Health, GMO’s Church Planting, Millennials, Small Groups, N.T. Wright, and much more. A very interesting interview with filmmaker Oliver Stone in one link. As always, your mileage may vary. I found them all helpful but don’t necessarily agree with every point. Too … More N.T. Wright (and Wrong); Leadership; Church Planting; Humanist Emptiness; Newtown, CT and the Problem of Evil; Oliver Stone; HMS Mandate
Weekend Links Fewer links this week but still some great material here. Don’t miss the brief article on the Trinity. As always, i thought they were all interesting even if I can’t agree with all the points made in every one. Your mileage may vary. Doctrine Hell Under Fire: Speaker Dismantles Arguments for Annihilationism (Shepherd’s … More Hell under Fire, Annihilationism; Ending Abortion; The Trinity; Debt Brakes on Government Spending; Welfare State; Islamic Radicalization and more
Monday Discussion Back in April, I posted an update on The Gospel Coalition conference held in Chicago and made a promise about about a conversation I had with Matt Chandler (Check the Link here). At that time, much of the buzz in the culture, both Christian and secular culture was Rob Bell’s book, its universalistic tendencies and … More Rob Bell Back in the News
Weekend Links (August 6, 2011) This weeks collection of links, and always remember–just because I put it here doesn’t mean I endorse everything they say. But everything they say is something worth reading and praying over. Growing as a Leader Stop Focusing on What’s Wrong (Leadership Freak) The Intoxication of Pride (Thom Rainer) Mark Dever … More “I was Never Called to be a Missionary. I Volunteered.”
Weekend Musings (updated 5/2/2011) I have followed the Rob Bell / Hell / Universalism debate with sadness. Rob Bell is one of the most gifted communicators in the country. He is a creative, passionate, thoughtful, technologically savvy and a deep lover of people. Some of his nouma video’s are outstanding. And yet, there has always … More Rob Bell is Brilliant and Wrong