What Southern Baptists must do to fight clergy sex abuse [Opinion]

What Southern Baptists must do to fight clergy sex abuse [Opinion] — Read on http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/amp/What-Southern-Baptists-must-do-to-fight-clergy-13961274.php THREAD:Organizations that have successfully escaped taking responsibility for their own history of systemic sexual abuse have typically employed numerous tactics of impression management to control the ways in which people view them. Here a few ways the system deceives:— Wade …

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Hell, Parts 1 & 2 | Almost Heretical

Hell. Is our christianity based on fear? Where do we get this from? Listen to Part 1 of our new series on Hell. https://t.co/iio4RatnOX — Almost Heretical (@AlmostHeretical) March 7, 2019 The biblical writers don’t have a unified vision for what hell is. Maybe we shouldn’t either? https://t.co/q1kBE0bX23 — Almost Heretical (@AlmostHeretical) March 14, 2019 …

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Hell…and How to Get There – Brian Zahnd

[As the About Page of this blog site disclaims, not all of the views connected to of any links, articles, authors, or books represent those of the blogger of Lamb's Harbinger.] (This is chapter 6 of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. I want you to have it. Share it freely and widely.) …

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The Parable about Hell

....First, the parable has traditionally been used by many to describe the true nature of the afterlife because the parable is from Jesus — what he describes is here is because he knows what goes on there. Bauckham’s article suggests — argues — that this parable shares important folkloric motifs from Egypt, Rome, Greece and …

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Serious Questions on Ascension Day 2018

Today, many Christian faith groups celebrate the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, 40 days after His having risen bodily from the grave and having taught his disciples about the Kingdom. The Cross, the Grave and the Ascension pose many questions for the serious Bible student. For example: Q: "Was Jesus separated from the Father …

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What Did Jesus Teach (about hell)?

The traditional view of hell rests on four pillars: that the OT says nothing; that the Jewish view at the time of Jesus was one of eternal conscious punishment; that Jesus’ view was thoroughly Jewish; and that the NT authors follow Jesus. The first pillar is wobbly; the OT does speak about the “end” of …

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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Greg Boyd on Divine Wrath and the Penal Substitute View of Atonement

Please access the following articles: 10 Problems with the Penal Substitution View of the Atonement | Reknew.org Does Greg Boyd Accept Divine Wrath? | Patheos: Jesus Creed Reknew.org (Key Word search: Wrath) ______________________ OTHER RESOURCES: Penal Substitution is Unavoidable | Jesus Creed Gustaf Aulén's Christus Victor (Excerpt) What about God’s Wrath? | Escape to Reality …

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