Monthly Archives: June 2015

We’re all bastards but God loves us anyway

Though it has been many years since I last opened its cover, Brother to a Dragonfly remains one of my favorite books. I think I read it in seminary or shortly thereafter. I’m not sure who recommended it to me, … Continue reading

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The Unconditionality of Divine Love and the Universalist Hope

What is at stake in the universalist/infernalist debate? Perhaps the best way to answer this is to first identify what is not at stake. What is not at stake is the christological foundation of salvation. I wholeheartedly affirm that salvation … Continue reading

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René Girard Hits Popular Culture

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George MacDonald and the Love of Jesus

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Orthodoxy and the Damnation of the Damned

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
Last night I was reading a tract titled Juridical Justification Theology by Dr Kharalambos Anstall and Fr Michael Azkoul. The authors express what has now become recognized as the Orthodox understanding of perdition: It can…

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Debating Universalism: The Need to Do One’s Homework

“Therefore the question that must be asked is what, positively, do the Holy Scriptures in their fullness teach regarding the nature of the final condemnation and its duration.” This is the task that Fr Stephen De Young sets out to … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Deluge

Fr Stephen De Young’s invocation of the story of Noah and the Ark as critique of apokatastasis got me wondering how I might preach this story. I did in fact preach a series of sermons on it back in the late … Continue reading

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