Monthly Archives: January 2013

What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Part 15: Was Paul an Annihilationist?

I want to get back to unpacking my thoughts and conclusions and continued deliberations on the doctrine of hell and final punishment. There were several things I said I would do, but haven’t yet. Early on I covered the discussion … Continue reading

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Dangerous Prayers

*This is our third “by request sermon in our “You Asked for it” Series. The question asked was: Who should we be praying in/to- the Father or the Son? Well, Jesus taught us to pray “Our Father”… straight forward enough … Continue reading

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Why do bad things happen to good people (A “by request” sermon)

This is the second in a series of sermons “by request” from our “You Asked for it” series. Someone asked: Why do bad things happen to good people? Short answer: Sin. Sin affects everything. The world is exposed to tragedy … Continue reading

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Wordeed: An Integral Mission Primer

In May of 2012, Canadian Baptist Ministries unveiled a new publication: Wordeed: An Integral Mission Primer, a short resource authored by CBM’s Director of International Partnerships (and former CBM field staff in France) Terry Smith. This resource is something I would … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight on Atonement

This video is worth a watch. It’s a tad lengthy, but hang in there, it’s a very good run down of the tensions in penal substitution. This comes from What did Jesus do?: the Atonement Symposium. See more videos from … Continue reading

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You Asked For it 1. A “by request” sermon on doubt

This sermon is the first in a series of sermons by request. Someone contributed this question: Do you ever come to a point where you doubt so that your faith is weak or lost? So, can doubt destroy faith? In … Continue reading

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Christ our Emmanuel- a (brief and belated) Christmas Eve reflection

Emmanuel, God with us… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…  The … Continue reading

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