Category Archives: Christian Vision

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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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 Real Challenge for Christian Apologists

The real challenge for Christian Apologetics is, first of all, to get beyond the problem of evil (the lynchpin of which is to be found in the doctrine of eternal conscious torment–especially as it is thought to apply to those … Continue reading

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The Cause IN Appearances Vs. The Cause OF Appearances

This post is an elaboration of my comment on this article– The Open Universe  –which addresses the idea raised by some that the universe could be a computer simulation. Leaving aside the idea of a computer simulation, per se, the … Continue reading

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A Good Friday Meditation

Are we willing to acknowledge that the cross of Christ is our cross, too? Are we not called to: take up our cross? (Matthew 16:24) drink that cup and be baptized with that baptism? (Mark 10:38; Matthew 20:22; John 18:11) … Continue reading

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Salvation History or the Phenomenology of Spirit?

Part of the confusion we run into when discussing the sometimes conflicting claims of scripture and theology, on the one hand, and science and history, on the other, has to do with what (if anything) God intends to accomplish in … Continue reading

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Love Me Tender

In my Sympathetic Critique of Fundamentalism, I point out two doctrines that, as I see it, do much more harm than good.  After fully acknowledging the positive experiences and relationships that are to be found in conservative fundamentalist and evangelical … Continue reading

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