With the release of Love Wins, it’s helpful to consider the different sorts of responses coming from the book’s primary context, American evangelical Christianity.
I recently got a copy of Rob Bell’s Love Wins: a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived (I’ve got Kindle on my computer). I’m just starting to read it and thought I’d make a few comments about how I’m approaching it.
These two posts (here’s part 1) cover 10 factors behind the remarkable growth of the Christian church in its first 500 years and beyond. Each factor has important implications for how we think about mission and the church today. It’s part history and part sociology. The material comes from a […]
These two posts cover 10 factors behind the remarkable growth of the Christian church in its first 500 years and beyond. (Part 2 is here.) Each factor has important implications for how we think about mission and the church today. It’s part history and part sociology, and the material comes […]
Atheism is stridently anti-religious, but does it have anything more to offer?
It’s been all over the news. The Pope has a plan to welcome Anglicans who are looking for a more hardcore church to the the Roman Catholic Church. Last night, the 7pm Project reported on it – with surprising clarity. Of course, there was the normal laughing about the church […]
We recently watched the 2007 debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox. One topic they touch on, unsurprisingly, is the argument that an ideology can be discredited by implicating it in atrocities. Christianity caused the Crusades and the Inquisition, therefore Christianity is false or evil. Atheism caused the Gulag and […]