Mondays with MacDonald (on what we really need salvation from)

The Lord never came to deliver men from the consequences of their sins while yet those sins remained: that would be to cast out of window the medicine of cure while yet the man lay sick; to go dead against the very laws of being. Yet men, loving their sins, and feeling nothing of their […]

Monday, September 26th, 2011

“Daddy, what is hell?”

Sometime during the meandering introduction to the sermon this past Sunday, my five-year-old son turned to me and whispered, “What is hell?” The service suddenly got a lot more interesting. I don’t think anyone had said anything about hell in that service. But that’s my son: a chip off the old blockhead. Deep breath. “We’ll […]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The strange case of Dr. Universalist and Mr. Reformed

Synchronicity in the blogosphere can be almost spooky. I was sitting in the library working on my dissertation¬†a few days ago when an interesting thought occurred to me out of the blue. I floated it among some of my friends something like this: If the universalist is right, everyone will be reconciled to God in […]

Monday, December 13th, 2010