Sorry, free will, but you're out. In order for God to be properly sovereign (all powerful), humanity cannot have so much control over their own destiny.
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This argument assumes God can't transcend our own moral limitations. Just because we may cry for justice and vengeance when we are wronged doesn't mean God will.
"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.
Although fundamentalist and dogmatic approaches to religion may be more vocal in their reaction to the emerging church, this does not necessarily mean that they are gaining popular momentum.
There is a long history of misogyny in Christian theology that stands in sharp contrast to the important role women play in the gospels themselves.
Why can't a prominent Christian author question how to reconcile God's incredible love with the notion of condemning souls to eternal torment without being condemned as a heretic?
Do I like Piper or do I side with Bell? My response always shocks people. We should be for neither, and we should be for both.
Rob Bell, a pastor and author who has achieved rock star status in the Christian world, is preaching a false gospel, his critics say. And some of thos...
John Piper, an elder statesman of the neo-reform stream of American Christianity, triggered an online firestorm over the weekend. The controversy is over the content of Rob Bell's next book.
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