Monthly Archives: March 2023

Ainulindalë: Hints of Providence and the Election of Frodo

Eru Ilúvatar is absent in the narratives of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He is neither named nor invoked. Yet there is one moment (actually two) that hints at Ilúvatar’s providential involvement. During their long conversation after Bilbo’s … Continue reading

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Necessity and Possibility in God

by Roman Montero This post will engage with what I consider an extremely difficult topic, so what will follow are at best my tentative thoughts on this issue as far as I able to make them. My hope is that … Continue reading

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Andrew Rillera, Ph.D., on Penal Substitutionary Atonement

New Testament scholar Chris Tilling has posted a seven-part assessment of PSA by another New Testament scholar, Andrew Rillera. Dr Rillera is the Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at The King’s University. The articles are listed here: Penal … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Charlatanry of Substitutionary Penal Atonement and Imputational Righteousness

The glorification of the Son of God is the glorification of the human race, for the glory of God is the glory of man, and that glory is love! ~ George MacDonald ~ Good Friday—on this day Christians around the … Continue reading

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“You are about to become heaven, a God-containing tabernacle, a living temple of God, wider and higher and more wondrous than the seven firmaments”

The Angel Hear, most blessed one, hear the hidden words of the Most High: “Behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and you shall produce a son, and shall call him Jesus” (Luke 1.31). Prepare then for Christ’s coming. For … Continue reading

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“God himself is that living fire through which souls breathe”

Then near the mountain that I spied as if amid the eastern stretch, as described above,I saw as if a wheel of wondrous size, in the likeness of a shining cloud and turned toward the east. Stretched across its middle … Continue reading

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An Apology for Fr James Dominic Rooney

“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.” ~ Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles ~  It appears that I owe Fr Rooney an apology.  For months I have understood his writings as asserting a version of the free choice model of … Continue reading

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Peter Enns Interviews Robin Parry on the Historical Roots of Universalism

Episode 7: Robin Parry – The Historical Roots of Christian Universalism

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