Without a constant fear of hell, it freed the characters in these stories to be present with people rather than live in constant anxiety. When I began to step away from my belief that hell was a real destination that people go to, it freed me from having to constantly self monitor my sin quotient. It turned my attention from a primarily selfish sense of survival and towards an ability to see and appreciate the beauty of creation all around me.
“Don’t turn your speculation into dogma.” // Rob Bell Rob Bell has brought me out of hiding. I have been following the firestorm that has erupted surrounding Rob Bell’s latest (to-be-released-tomorrow) book, “Love Wins,” since one pastor was moved to simply tweet, “Farewell, Rob Bell.” At issue is the charge that Rob is a “universalist” … Continue reading out of hiding
A couple of weeks ago, as is my ritual most Sunday mornings, I rolled out of bed and wandered off to