What [the] Hell?

Ed Christian, Professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, shows how words about Hell and eternal punishment are misunderstood. This presentation was given at an Evangelical Theological Society annual conference in 2001. The topic for the conference was Defining…

The Monster God of Calvinism

Christians get into endless debates about free will, predestination, and once-saved-always-saved, get lost in the complexity of it all, and don’t even see the 800 pound gorilla sitting in the room. I feel a need to expose one of the…

Water Baptism is Not Commanded

Alright, let’s put this water baptism baby to rest. Water baptism was a Jewish tradition. Nothing more, nothing less. For some it was a messianic initiation rite they would do to publicly proclaim their allegiance to a messiah, of which…

I Am a Dynamic Figure

I am a dynamic figure, often seen running up stairs and crushing ice. I explain ethnic slurs to Palestinians. I manage time efficiently several times a day. Though sailboats are considered slower than motorboats I have raced them nevertheless. I have…