Author Archives: Wayne Ferguson

Dostoevsky Vs. Spinoza

Editor’s Note: In the early 1990’s, I was studying Spinoza and had begun reading Dostoevsky, too, along the way.  These two texts went together very nicely, or so it seemed to me at the time…  And it still seems that … Continue reading

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In Defense of Hell (Part II)

II.  Some Logical and Moral Considerations It is my considered opinion that if the concept of hell must be retained (which I am inclined to think it must) as one component of an integral Christian tradition, it must be presented … Continue reading

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In Defense of Hell (Part I)

I.  Some Practical Concerns My preoccupation with the topic of hell has been little embarrassing, really.  Against my better judgment, at times, I have– over the last few years –continued to drive home the point that there is something very … Continue reading

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The Soul’s Choice

Towards a contemplative Christian faith and model of spiritual formation which acknowledges and circumvents the logical problems and moral hazards associated with the teaching of biblical inerrancy and eternal conscious torment: We are of two minds:  1) The Empirical/Dualistic Mind, … Continue reading

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A Thought Experiment

Note: This experiment was originally published as A Spiritual Exercise on Yeshua21.Com. A Thought Experiment:  Imagine, if you will, your brain setting on the table in front of you, complete with the necessary blood supply, temperature control, and appropriate “wiring” … Continue reading

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Quaker Universalist Voice

Many thanks to The Quaker Universalist Voice for featuring one of my essays, Everyone is Needed!, in the Conversations section of their website.  Life Streams readers are encouraged to scoot on over there and check out all they have to offer! … Continue reading

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The Ten Thousand Things

[Editor’s Note:  The material below is taken from the current listing of Robert Saltzman‘s new book, The Ten Thousand Things, on Amazon.Com.] Quoting Robert K. Hall: When I imagine speaking to a person who for the first time opens the pages … Continue reading

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