Monthly Archives: March 2011

Steve Hays of Triablogue Gives Weak Rebuttal

Steve Hays, writing for the blog Triablogue, has posted Does Everybody Get His Wings?  This is his rebuttal to my post Everyone Is Going to Heaven. If you are familiar with the traditional heaven-or-hell scenario for human afterlife, you will recognize that … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Ryan (Trinity Versus Unity)

I “met” Ryan at the Triablogue site in their post Is Hell an Infinite Punishment?  Ryan and I were exchanging comments and so I’ve established this post to allow an ongoing discussion on the trinity since it was a digression from … Continue reading

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Steve Douglas Gives Timely Warning About Hasty Denunciations of Universalism

Steve Douglas of Undeception has written this post warning of false conclusions many people quickly draw when the word universalism is mentioned.

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Joel Watts Adds Some Perspective on the Bell-Hell Controversy

Joel Watts of Unsettled Christianity offers this post to demonstrate that Rob Bell’s resistance to eternal torment in hell after this life is not without historical precedent.

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Will the Real St. Patrick Please Stand Up

Most references to St. Patrick’s Day in our time are allusions to drunkenness – whether mild cases or otherwise.  Thus, it’s altogether sobering to hear of the real St. Patrick and the nature of his life which you will find here. … Continue reading

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The Futility of Jesus’ Mythicism

James Hannam explains here why mythicists (those who try to prove Jesus never existed) have such a difficult task. Thanks to Victor Reppert at Dangerous Idea for providing the link.

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Introduction to Martin Hengel

Martin Hengel (1926-2009) was a German New Testament scholar and professor who specialized in the history of Christian origins, and Second Temple Judaism from which Christianity as well as Rabbinical Judaism sprang.  Hengel’s influence on other New Testament scholars – … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Stephen (Church Versus Kingdom)

This dialogue with Stephen about the church and the kingdom is an extension of a dialogue we were having about trinity versus unity.  If you want to see the precise point at which this conversation branched off from that one, … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Stephen (Trinity Versus Unity)

This dialogue began as a comment exchange at the end of Appendix II (which is a summary of the book) of The Biblical Case for Everyone Going to Heaven.  It began with Stephen’s first comment here, and continued until it … Continue reading

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