I really enjoyed Love Wins. Did I agree with everything? No. Did it make me think? Yes. And that, I think, was Rob Bell's goal. The aftermath of Rob Bell’s Love Wins has left a wake of blogs, articles, and books soon-to-be published. Most...
In my last post, I talked about Ezekiel 16 and how my worldview was shaken when I came across God’s radical assessment of Israel’s wicked behavior in 16:49. Here, as we saw, God places Israel’s lack of concern for the poor at the pinnacle of his scathing critique of...
Our own Dr. Preston Sprinkle authored the forthcoming book Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity and the Things We've Made Up along with Francis Chan. The following videos are an interview with Preston about the book. Preston describes the process of writing the book with Francis Chan and explains...
I’d like to start a series of blog posts dealing with what the Bible says about the poor. My interest in this topic began a few years back as I was preparing to teach the book of Ezekiel. With much excitement, I got to chapter 16 in my study, which...
In many ways, we have begun to view the church as a corporation. Some will argue that this is a necessary adaptation to our modern context, but we can say that at the very least it poses some serious problems. It’s not unhealthy to learn from the corporate world...
It's just been announced today: Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle have teamed up to write a book addressing the current controversy over the existence of hell. The book is entitled Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We Made Up. Chan and Sprinkle examine what the New Testament...
The Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (SAET) asked Spencer MacCuish, our Academic Dean, to contribute to a blog debate on whether theological education belongs in the church or in traditional universities and seminaries. Spencer argues that theological education ought to happen in the context of the local...
Bell argues that in the end love will win. In other words, even those who reject God in this life will have the opportunity in the next life to accept him. And if they still reject him, they will be given more chances. Again and Again. More and more. As much as...
Quite honestly, all the hype about Rob Bell is quite annoying to me for various reasons. For one, there are a lot of people out there who have been wanting to hang Rob Bell for quite some time. So in a weird way, I think they are pretty excited...
In continuing our recent focus on media and theology, I think it would be beneficial to lay a rough theological framework to help guide the discussion. One of the most important passages for considering how Christians should think about and interact with our culture is Romans 1:18-25. (Preston already...
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