Category Archives: Christian Vision

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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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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