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- God bless America
- The Penitent Thief – a Good Friday reflection
- Peace on earth?
- Was God’s will done in the US election result?
- Please don’t let Trump in!
- Saul among the prophets – an interesting worship experience
- God bless Greenbelt
- Coping with our faith crises
- An experience of divine absence
- Why doesn’t God magically sort out our problems?
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- 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas', Evil, and the impact of Incarnation
- Challenging evangelical preoccupations: sin, scripture, soul-saving (and some others)
- Hating God
- Personality and spirituality
- Jürgen Moltmann and universalism
- The life cycle of faith - stages of spiritual development (stages of faith)
Tag Archives: Salvation
We’ve recently had Good Friday and Easter, when Christians believe that Jesus died to ‘save’ us in some sense. But in what sense? What does it really mean to be ‘saved’? A few posts back I said there were many … Continue reading
Or to give it a more accurate but less snappy title, Why I might still very reluctantly just about believe in some qualified form of what we might call ‘hell’, though nothing like the traditional fiery version. Recently I talked … Continue reading
So last time I was looking at the Calvinist idea that God could sovereignly choose to save or redeem everyone, but doesn’t, for whatever mysterious reason. I said that though this view has some scriptural backing, there are other Bible passages … Continue reading
I talked last time about why I’d stopped trying so hard to ‘save’ everyone, or to impart to them a particular version of the gospel message about Jesus saving them from their sins. These next 2 posts follow on from this, but … Continue reading
Over the last two posts I’ve been looking at what salvation means; what we’re saved from and to. But how are we saved; what are we saved by? And what if anything do we contribute to the process; what part … Continue reading
Hmm, might need to work on that title before presenting the movie pitch. Last time we were looking at what salvation means and whether ‘salvation’ is the most helpful word to use. We exhausted my stock of relevant Greek and … Continue reading
Right, enough about hell. Let’s get cheery again with – salvation! So, salvation is about believing in Jesus so that we can be rescued from our sins and from God’s wrath, and go to heaven when we die – right? … Continue reading