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What is the Theology of the Cross? – A 500 Word Primer

The theology of the cross (ToC) is apocalyptic theology and resistance theology. It is apocalyptic theology (apocalypsis is Greek for “reveal” and “unveil”) in that it reveals God’s core nature as cruciform love—through the weakness of God on the cross—to human beings and unmasks the gods of civil religion to expose their beastly monstrosity. ToC […]

Believing in the God of Eternal Conscious Love

The debate over hell has been renewed over the past decade in the Evangelical world due at least partially to celebrity pastor Rob Bell’s recent book Love Wins, in which he makes a compelling case for postmortem salvation—that people can choose Christ even after they die. Bell makes a case for universalism, the belief that all people, […]

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