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How to Teach the Gospel of Grace

June 27, 2014 // 28 Comments

I know a church where the pastor preached a series of sermons simply titled “Jesus.” For several weeks he expounded on the character of Christ and what he has done for us. It was brilliant. It was heavenly. But then he stopped. The series came to an end and the pastor began a new series. I don’t remember [...]

Top 13 of 2013

January 8, 2014 // 23 Comments

As we start a new year of walking in grace, I thought I’d take a moment to look back at some of the highlights and lowlights of the past year on E2R. If I was to summarize the year in a word, I’d say “conflict.” Conflict is a normal part of life and it certainly was a normal part of life in the New [...]


November 18, 2013 // 34 Comments

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First Adam vs Last Adam

September 19, 2013 // 192 Comments

Universalism and inclusionism are twin towers built on the same foundation, which is this: When Adam fell, he took all of us with him. We had no choice in the matter. If Jesus only saves those who meet certain conditions – those who repent, believe, etc. – then first Adam is greater than last Adam. Since that [...]

Everybody responds

August 12, 2013 // 86 Comments

In the film The Wedding Singer, there’s a scene that captures the story of God’s relationship to us. A waitress called Julia is preparing for marriage but she’s marrying the wrong guy. We know it and eventually Julia begins to realize it too. What she doesn’t know is that the right guy is closer than she [...]

Jay Pritchett on Hell

July 24, 2013 // 18 Comments

Whenever I talk to certain people about hell I am reminded of something Jay Pritchett said on the TV show Modern Family. Whether you are a universalist, inclusionist, traditionalist, or none of the above, I hope the following piece of dialogue will make you smile. As Jay shows, whenever we make bold claims about [...]

Jesus and the starfish

October 1, 2012 // 58 Comments

A starfish lay dying on the burning sand. A universalist walked by and saw the starfish’s plight. “What’s up little starfish?” “I’m dying on the burning sand. If only someone could throw me in the cool, cool ocean.” “I’ve got good news for you little starfish. No one dies on the burning sand,” [...]

Did all die with Christ? (And what does it matter?)

March 24, 2012 // 44 Comments

One of the most profound revelations of the gospel is that “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20). Watchman Nee called it the Gospel for Christians: “The self you loathe is there on the Cross in Christ.” If the average believer could grasp hold of this [...]

Is Jesus the savior of the world?

March 7, 2012 // 72 Comments

I know, it’s a dumb question. And yet among Christians this question – Is Jesus the Savior of the world? – leads to two radically different answers: (1)    Yes – all can be saved (2)    Yes – all are now saved Between these two answers lies one of biggest debates raging on Gracebook, sorry [...]

Subject Index

June 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Click on a link below to be taken to a list of posts about that category. Numbers in brackets are the number of relevant posts. You can also search for posts in the main archive or scripture index. Subject index People index acceptance (6) AD70 (30) anger of God, see wrath announcements (48) art (1) ascension [...]