Review: What on Earth Do We Know about Heaven? by Randal Rauser

October 4, 2013

If you pick up Randal Rauser’s book “What on Earth Do We Know about Heaven?” expecting a scintillating first-hand account of Rauser’s near-death experience and his subsequent journey into the afterlife you’ll be greatly disappointed. Instead of serving up an epic tale of post-mortem exploits, Rauser, a prolific blogger and self-described “progressive evangelical,” offers thoughtful […]

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Does universalism subvert free will?

July 22, 2013

A common objection to universalism (the view that all people will eventually be reconciled to God) is that it violates our free will — that in order for God to save everyone, he would have to force some to love him. Those who argue from that point of view disavow universalism in part because they […]

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Are you planting trees or just cutting them down?

May 11, 2013

Are you planting trees or just cutting them down? Are you making coffee or just drinking it? Are you the main character or part of the supporting cast? Are you reading sentences but missing the story? Are you talking about Jesus instead of showing who Jesus is? Are you teaching the “truth” instead of living […]

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Is Heaven Real?

October 11, 2012

Newsweek’s October 8 cover story is by Dr. Eben Alexander, a noted neurosurgeon who had a near-death experience that he believes offers conclusive proof of the afterlife. (Not-so-coincidentally, his book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into The Afterlife comes out October 23). Dr. Alexander says that he “experienced something so profound that it gave me a […]

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