Hopeful Universalism lives with an unresolved tension. It recognizes that some parts of scripture point toward an exclusive kind-of salvation that is found only in Jesus, leaving some on the “outside.” But it also recognizes that other parts of scripture point toward a Christ who is reconciling “all things” to himself, [...]
I am a hopeful universalist, or, to put it in slightly more provocative terms, a universalist sympathizer.
What does that mean? It means, as I recited in a prior post, that I’m not a universalist, but I suspect that God might be.*
Hopeful universalists can be contrasted with what we might call dogmatic universalists, who believe and teach the [...]
The net was abuzz last night over a video from Rob Bell that promotes Love Wins, a book that will be released at the end of March. Here is the video:
LOVE WINS. from Rob Bell on Vimeo.
In the video, Bell asks a series of questions about the doctrine of hell, the most pointed of which is this: will the vast majority of humanity will suffer c [...]
One of the odd things I’m learning about moving to a new blog is that the old one doesn’t really die unless you completely pull it down. Even after I publicly announced that my WordPress.com blog was dormant, people – mostly, I’m guessing who linked to it via search engines and blogrolls that haven’t been updated – continued to read and [...]