Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
“Well if there is no hell then I am just going out tomorrow and partying and chasing all the women I can,” he said. “If there is no hell I am not going to deny myself things that I want.” “Do you realize the full extent of what you just said?” I asked.
...Is your God a terrorist your relationship with whom is built solely on threats of torture? Or is your relationship with Him based on love?
Friday, August 18, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Some time within the next two weeks I am planning to review "Gregory MacDonald's" new book, The Evangelical Universalist. I will also be interviewing Gregory and he has given me his assurance that I can make my questions as tough as possible. (Feel free to suggest questions for me to put to him.) Thinking about the interview (which I'm really looking forward to) got me thinking about other books on Universalism that I've read and how I would rate them. For anyone who's interested, they would include:Read more...
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Heresy is a powerful word. It has often been used to make severe condemnations of those who lead others astray – possibly to their eternal destruction. So is it not startling to find a group of Christians who ‘embrace the responsibility of taking the heretical imperative’? Maybe. But if we look back through history we find that the accusation of heresy was made against many Christian leaders – most notably against Jesus himself, who made it clear that to speak out God’s truth you must sometimes refute what is taught by those who regard themselves as guardians of orthodoxy. ...Simplistically summarised, the heretical imperative is: To choose to seek God in Christ and to discover His Truth in a pluralistic, secular and materialistic world, being unafraid to listen or to ask awkward questions, of others and ourselves, as part of the quest.'Being unafraid to listen or to ask awkward questions, of others and ourselves.' Damn right! Mark quotes Steve Hollinghurst as saying:
'...it has been said that Mission is always connected to the 'heretical imperative' not I think meaning some abandonment of all that has been 'Christian' but rather a realization that mission always calls us to the new, not in opposition to the old, but out of it, out of it's trajectory if you like, but forward into the 'heretical' because it has not been orthodox before.'Amen. Rather than fear or oppose this, I can't see how we should be doing anything but embracing it. Read the whole post... Hi. My name is Graham Old. I am a heretic.