Guest Post: The Second Death

Guest author: Charles Watson Sr. From the moment of birth, death is just over the horizon. It is much like the sun as it rises in the east- beautiful and bright. With it, comes anticipation and hope. Anticipation, for what is to come. Hope, for seemingly an endless array of possibilities. At midday comes satisfaction for all that has been accomplished and eagerness to complete what is yet undone. As dusk fades into evening, our anticipation and hope for what could have been and what was ours is realized as a vapor that belonged to the wind all along. Death…

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We Don’t Win If They Lose

Once a week, I meet up with my friend Michael to talk about some of the bigger ideas that seem to consume the great majority of my thoughts. Our bonfire chats generally last until 9 or 10 PM, just in time for me to catch some of the George Noory show on my way home. How can you not love a talk radio show devoted to aliens and conspiracies? The other night, however, 1290 AM wasn’t coming in too great, so I scanned the dial and stumbled upon a voice that could only be that of a Christian preacher. I…

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A Review of Hell in a Nutshell by Charles Watson Sr.

There are a growing number of talented authors out there who are questioning the “traditional” Western notion of hell as eternal conscious torment (ECT). Charles Watson Sr. is one among these. In Hell in a Nutshell: The Mystery of His Will, Watson puts forth a very easy-to-digest book, while at the same time providing enough meat for any seasoned Christian thinker. The book begins by weeding through some terms perhaps most Evangelicals have heard, but have never taken the time to fully understand—such doctrines as Conditional Immortality (CI), Christian Universalism (CU), and Unitarian Universalism (UU). Of course, what Watson offers…

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To Whomever Can Help

Hello there! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Matthew J. Distefano and I am an author and Christian theologian. I’m also happily married to a wonderful woman named Lyndsay, and have one daughter, Elyse. If you know me on Facebook, you are probably aware that I write a lot. And I do. I try to publish at least one article per week, in addition to constantly working on a manuscript (or two!). Furthermore, I post a lot of random stuff on my wall too, which can lead to lengthy conversations that have the tendency to take up a…

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