Posts tagged "salvation"

John Piper v. Rob Bell:
Battle for the Soul of Evangelical Christianity?

by Becky Garrison Rob Bell, a bestselling Christian author and founder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids became a top trend on Twitter last week after Justin Taylor posted a blog article titled "Rob Bell: Universalist?"  Taylor, vice president at Crossways International, a Christian educational non-profit, based his commentary on select chapters...

The Third Baptism

Sarah Sentilles writes at Religion Dispatches today that Trevor Case's alleged waterboarding of his girlfriend is unsurprising considering our "torture culture," rates of domestic violence and historical religious precedent:
In his 2008 article “Torture and Religious Practice,” William Schweiker traces the Christian roots of waterboarding, which was used, for example, during the Spanish...

The Cost of Eternal Life

"Cryonics is my only hope that I will ever meet my grandmother again."  A new company in Russia, KrioRus, will freeze the brain ($10,000) and body ($30,000 for both) of the dead in the hopes that advancing technology will bring them resurrection some time in the future.  KrioRus is the first cryonics company outside the...