A Universalist Catholic Account Of The Last Things

I affirm the dogmatic, three-fold, Catholic eschatological division of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. However I understand these three realities in ways that are different to the standard presentation, and I also propose a fourth realm which I'm not sure what to call, but will tentatively refer to as Teleoeschaton. Finally, there is also a state … Continue reading A Universalist Catholic Account Of The Last Things

7 Myths About Universalism

Below is Parry’s article—originally published as Bell’s Hells: seven myths about universalism in the Baptist Times. You can be a good evangelical without believing in eternal punishment, writes Robin Parry On Tuesday February 22 2011, Rob Bell – the influential pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan – posted the promotional video for his new … Continue reading 7 Myths About Universalism

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!”

The Gospel is - at its' core - an unconditional promise: "God loves you, unconditionally", but this is merely a statement of abstract theological fact. It does not begin to become "Good news" without some sort of elaboration attached: "That's all well and good, but what does it mean for ME?" "God loves you, unconditionally, … Continue reading “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!”

Holy Saturday and the Unquenchable Love of the Latter Day Saints

Thought experiment: You go to heaven but your family goes to Hell. How do you feel? Option 1, The "traditional" option: Nothing can subtract from the joy of heaven, so you experience a sadistic pleasure as you watch your family burn. You rejoice at God's justice and glory, crying tears of ecstatic joy as you … Continue reading Holy Saturday and the Unquenchable Love of the Latter Day Saints