Some Interviews with Jesse on Fairies, the Fall, and the Restoration of All Things…

I was recently invited by Steven HAuse with Love Unrelenting to talk about universalism (5 minutes), interfaith relationships (7.5 minutes), the atemporal fall (13 minutes), and the aliveness of all creation (7 minutes). Around the same time, I was invited to talk about the restoration of all things by Eric Van Evans with Conscious Philosophy … Continue reading Some Interviews with Jesse on Fairies, the Fall, and the Restoration of All Things…

David Bentley Hart’s Questions about Jordan Wood’s Christology

Note: This report was updated for accuracy in several details on August 23, 2022 based on input from a few of those involved. And see also this most recent response by Hart. This is a dispute that I don't really understand. However, I'm trying to follow it, and below is Hart's latest summary of his … Continue reading David Bentley Hart’s Questions about Jordan Wood’s Christology

Maximus, Paul, and Jesus on Annihilation and Apocatastasis

In seventeen minutes on this video from Love Unrelenting, Jordan Wood recently gave a brilliant account of why Maximus the Confessor is best understood as a universalist. Wood goes well beyond the famous Maximus scholar Hans Urs von Balthasar who Wood summarizes by saying: His position was that Maximus was himself a confident universalist but … Continue reading Maximus, Paul, and Jesus on Annihilation and Apocatastasis

A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

If you have not yet read "You Did Not Forsake the World: A Sermon for the Dormition" by David Armstrong at A Perennial Digression, please leave this page and do so. With David's permission, I'm reposting much of it here with two brief connections of my own afterward (in hopes that another few readers might … Continue reading A Sermon for the Dormition by David Armstrong (with Brief Commentary)

David Opderbeck on David Bentley Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse

Author note: We are grateful to Dr. Opderbeck for this review. He is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University Law School and also teaches in Seton Hall’s Department of Religion. In addition to his law degrees, he holds an MAT from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the … Continue reading David Opderbeck on David Bentley Hart’s Tradition and Apocalypse

Philip Bakardzhiev, “a Fellow Orthodox Christian,” Finds “the Author” Not Orthodox

Philip Bakardzhiev has posted an online review of David Bentley Hart's You Are Gods and does so from "the perspective of a fellow Orthodox Christian who wishes to appraise Hart’s legitimacy in presenting his views as Orthodox." This review was a little disorienting, and not primarily because of it's extraordinary number of typos. (There is … Continue reading Philip Bakardzhiev, “a Fellow Orthodox Christian,” Finds “the Author” Not Orthodox

People Seem to Enjoy Thinking and Talking About Fairies

Since this original post about Why Everyone (and Especially Christians) Should Believe in Fairies (currently, the second most-read post on this new team blog), this article's content has been shared three times and in a couple other formats. It is delightful and a real encouragement to find that there is some interest in this topic. … Continue reading People Seem to Enjoy Thinking and Talking About Fairies

Did God Set Us Up to Fail? (Jordan Wood Responds)

[Editorial note: Content here is pulled from social media comments and posted by Jesse Hake (with permissions). Some of this same material, along with additional related content, was also posted here.] First, my friend, Maurice Mo Hagar II, asked for help on social media... Did God set us up to fail? What a great question! … Continue reading Did God Set Us Up to Fail? (Jordan Wood Responds)