GOD NEVER GIVES UP

THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. A gracEmail subscriber writes, “Does God ever just give up on one of his children? Is it possible that we can continue to do something so evil that God finally decides that there is no hope for us and that we are not worth saving?” *** If God based his attitude toward us on what he sees in us, he would have … [Read more...]

THIRD RETHINKING HELL CONFERENCE IN UK

THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. The third international Rethinking Hell conference will be held on October 7th-8th, 2016, at the Highgate International Church in Highgate, London. Hosted by Justin Brierley, this will be an occasion for evangelicals to consider the case for Conditional Immortality, and the movement's ongoing … [Read more...]

CHILDREN OF GOD

THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. A gracEmail subscriber asks why the New Testament speaks of the Christian as God’s child in two senses-- by birth and also by adoption. *** Any answer we give to the question why scripture-writers do something must be speculative unless the text involved states the motivation. Furthermore, New Testament … [Read more...]

HOUSEHOLD CODES

THE ELEVENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. Paul's perspective. We are familiar with the lists of instructions to various members of the household in Paul's epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians. Paul is not writing in a vacuum but in a context. Preachers of various philosophies had been teaching their ideas of the ideal household for centuries before … [Read more...]

THE TABLE SPREAD

THE FOURTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. The table is spread and the meal is served. Guests are united in the human race to which they all belong, resplendent as the rainbow of complexions that make their faces shine. Hues of black intermingle with tones of yellow, juxtaposed by shades of white and red and brown. Guests exchange pleasantries and … [Read more...]