William Barclay's "Convinced Universalism"
I am a convinced universalist. I believe that in the end all men will be gathered into the love of God. In the early days Origen was the great name connected with universalism. I would believe with Origen that universalism is no easy thing. Origen believed that after death there were many who would need prolonged instruction, the sternest discipline, even the severest punishment before they were...
Beanie Babies & Everlasting Destruction →
"Demigod" graphic novel rough sketch →
A graphic novel that is currently in production. Enjoy. —Nick
TCM, "Let's Talk about Sex part III"
A teaser quote: “We are raised in a world with two types of women: virgins and whores.” Check it out! http://splitframeofreference.blogspot.com/2012/02/tcm-lets-talk-about-sex-part-3-out-of-4.html —Nick
TCM, "Let's Talk about Sex part II"
I found this post to be more interesting. And controversial. http://splitframeofreference.blogspot.com/2012/02/tcm-lets-talk-about-sex-part-2-of-4.html —Nick
TCM, "Let's Talk About Sex part I"
I’m on staff at The Christian Manifesto, as well as a contributor to the podcast in both the Roundtable Discussion as well as Dual Impressions with J.F. Arnold. Here is the beginning of a (mildly) controversial series written by friend Adrienne Johnston, and I hope your mind is sparked towards something great. To check it out, clicky the linky. ...
I outline a brief case for annihilationism at my blog. Check it out. http://splitframeofreference.blogspot.com/2012/02/eternal-fire-or-why-i-lean-towards.html —Nick
13 Things That Make Me a Lousy Evangelical
Well. First things first, I consider myself Evangelical. But, I figured I’d take a shot at this since Rachel Held Evans did the same. Link: http://rachelheldevans.com/lousy-evangelical I often find myself at odds with other Evangelical Christians, and this sometimes manifests itself in caricatures about my beliefs and perspectives. I tend to have some habits about my approach which seems to...
The Narrow Pulpit, pt I
It is difficult to give one’s opinion when there is simply too much to say. Here, I won’t necessarily be giving a technical case for the mutuality of women in ministry as that could very easily fill several notes. Instead, I will be writing from an autobiographical perspective, simply relating the facts and events that shaped my evolved opinion on this contentious subject. I was raised...
How terribly, then, have the theologians misrepresented God!… Nearly all...– George MacDonald, “The Child in the Midst” in Unspoken Sermons, 15.
Whiplash Theology, or The Progressive Scare
Greetings once again. I’m very hesitant to fully extrapolate my Religious views. Not because I don’t enjoy typing about myself (I to sotally do), but because I tend to draw sharp (sometimes justified) criticism. So. Here it goes. I believe I am a conservative Evangelical Christian. Let me list off the essentials. I affirm the inerrancy of Scripture. I affirm the dual nature of...
Hosea Ballou was riding the circuit in the New Hampshire hills with a Baptist...
Mcfeegle: elevatortonowhere: donganoid: Reading... →
mcfeegle: elevatortonowhere: donganoid: Reading the Bible makes you more Liberal? Seriously, I don’t know how you can claim to believe in the Bible and be a conservative. Ummmm I believe in (and have read) the Bible and I’m conservative sooooo… What’s more I don’t understand how you can…
“Here’s some good news — [looks at President Bush] — for...
Reading the Bible makes you more Liberal? →
“As someone who has experienced the wonderful pastoral leadership of two women in two successive evangelical churches I know experientially what I have always found in Scripture—that women and men are equally called and gifted by God for Christian ministry. I heartily appreciate and endorse the ministry of Christians for Biblical Equality and hope that its ministry will help to free both...
Sex/Love/Hate and Songbirds
There is something terrifying writing about sex. As a hopeful screenwriter, the most important element of all things is truth. Truth is the reason I believe that this story must be told. Truth is watching my loved one suffer because the sins of another have become her reality. Truth is weeping when she weeps. Truth is a stuff blue bear that has gone missing, given to her as a comfort when I am...
“No honest man can be a member of the church meeting at the Tabernacle, and hold...
'Courageous' Christianity and the Christians that... →
I have only seen the first three Sherwood films, and found them to be strongly lacking in terms of both technical and narrative profeciency. However, I’ve generally conceded that I am also highly critical of material that doesn’t match my standards. Standards of which I hear are legendary. Anyways. I would encourage you to read the article and digest it, but to also observe the...
Breaking the PROVERBIAL Ice
Howdy. My name is Nick. I guess this is the part where I bring up who and what I am when it comes to politics, film and theology. Well. That can wait. I’m not quite certain letting the cat out of the bag this soon will help. I don’t want to be known as “that guy.” Yet. But. Ah hell. I was raised in a staunchly conservative household by two born-again parents, and...
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