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    May 10th, 2012 @ 7:46 pm by Kevin

    Dear Huw, Gretchen, Zeph and Lark, I know people have been saying all sorts of things about me lately, and you're probably pretty confused. So I thought I'd ask a few questions to help clear things up: If I'm not going to punish you for the rest of your life, why bother obeying me? If I'm not going to punish you for the rest of your life, why bother helping your brother or sister when they're in need? If I'm not going to punish you for the rest of your life, why bother forgiving your brother or sister if they hurt you? If I'm not

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    May 8th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm by Kevin

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    May 5th, 2012 @ 10:37 am by Kevin

    I'd like to hear some responses to this guy's arguments.

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    May 4th, 2012 @ 11:09 pm by Kevin

    In a blog post written last summer (but recently dredged up by Nick Ahern), Baptist theologian Roger Olson asks how serious a heresy universalism is. He goes on to unpack different kinds of universalism, arguing that some forms of universalism are an egregious error, while other forms are simple errors--and that everyone has some sort of simple errors in their theology. I'll let you sort that out for yourself. What I want to address is something else he says toward the beginning of the piece:

    I would have to wonder how a God of

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    May 4th, 2012 @ 11:21 am by Kevin

    When Han Solo rides out of Echo Base in search of Luke Skywalker near the beginning of the Empire Strikes Back, his last words to those who question the wisdom of his actions are, "Then I'll see you in hell!" Of course, this begs the question of whether or not there is a hell within the Star Wars cosmology and, if so, what is it like? Thankfully, someone has put some thought into this vexing question. You can read his musings here. Incidentally, this isn't the only time Han uses the word "hell." True Star Wars

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    May 3rd, 2012 @ 10:44 pm by Kevin

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    May 3rd, 2012 @ 9:30 am by Kevin

    Because it would have given us an excuse to travel to the Cayman Islands. Not sure what we would have filmed there, seeing as this "Hell" is really just a gift shop/post office set up near a small formation of limestone rocks. But I'm sure we could have come up with

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    May 1st, 2012 @ 11:05 am by Kevin

    While working on Hellbound?, I've become fascinated by the account of the Fall of humankind and the subsequent story of the first murder in Genesis. Both of these stories have loads to tell us about two of the prime motivations of human behavior--fear of death and mimetic desire--and how violence became the logos or organizing principle of human civilization. This sets the stage for the eventual introduction of a new logos, Jesus Christ, who will build his kingdom not on violence but on self-giving love. But to do so, he must first defeat death

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    April 30th, 2012 @ 8:50 am by Kevin

    These all come from David Congdon's excellent response to Calvin College professor James K. A. Smith's critique of the new universalism:

    1. Lay bare your hermeneutical presuppositions. When you confront the conflict between universalist and dualist texts in scripture, what drives your interpretive conclusions?
    2. Explain the relation between Christ and salvation. Is there a difference between reconciliation, salvation, redemption, and other concepts? In what sense is Jesus our savior? What is the relation between past, present, and future? Is salvation finally realized in the cross and/or resurrection, in a pretemporal act of election, in the present-tense decision of faith,

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    April 30th, 2012 @ 12:46 am by Kevin

    I just finished watching the rough cut of Hellbound?, and I have to say I'm pretty excited. As I recounted in a previous post, whenever I get a new timeline from my editor, I get a sick feeling in my stomach, fearing the worst. But when I watched the cut this time, I was surprised by how close to the finish line we actually are. Still plenty of missing pieces and tweaks required, but I don't anticipate the need for any massive reconstructive surgery. That's good news, seeing as we have what feels like an impossibly

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