Into and Beyond the Apocalypse – Part 3: Sophia’s Dance

In this video, I discuss the meditation system I have discovered that helps me better experience the living presence of God. This system uses the chakras as the soul’s portal into the spiritual dimensions of the Seven Heavens. I am also inviting others to help join in the project of creating an online spiritual community […]

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What Love Demands

Picking back up the Into and Beyond the Apocalypse series. Here, I discuss what encountering the infinite love of God in Christ demands of us in our time.

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Even So Come

I had the opportunity of discussing Bulgakov’s essay from Sophiology of Death entitled “Even So Come” with Nate Hile. We cover a lot of ground in this discussion, most of which focus on the question of the apocalypse and universalism. It’s a longer conversation but, might be of interest to some:

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Into and Beyond the Apocalypse – Part Two: Elijah Coming Out

I felt like I needed to shuffle up the order of the Into and Beyond the Apocalypse video series, and cut straight to the chase and just open up about the apocalyptic visions I had back in 2015. In this video I am candid about the context in which these visions occured. I was in […]

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Sketches for a Wasted Youth

  Introduction   It might be narcissistically indulgent to provide an introduction for my own work, but I ask the reader to bear with me. Usually, I don’t try to offer much commentary on my poetry. However, Sketches for a Wasted Youth represents a certain crossroads for me as a Christian of the mystical persuasion […]

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On the Beginning of the City of God

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. Psalm 46: 4-5 To understand the foundation of the city of […]

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Ramelli on Universalism

Ilaria Ramelli is a superb scholar, and if you are at all inclined to look into the subject of Christian Universalism, she would be among the first I would recommend consulting. Her most recent volume, A Larger Hope?, Volume 1: Universal Salvation from Christian Beginnings to Julian of Norwich is a highly accessable summary of her […]

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In Defense of Origen and Christian Universalism

“When people dismiss early Christian universalism as an aberration in Christian theology, dreamed up by Origen in the third century under the influence of paganism and later discerned to be heretical they err on several counts. First, they fail to appreciate that Origen’s theology of apokatastasis was primarily a synthesis of much earlier Christian ideas, […]

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A Brief Meditation on Revelation 14:11

“And the smoke of their torment rises for ages of ages” – Revelation of John 14:11; The New Testament: A Translation, David Bentley Hart The smoke of the torment of the damned is the incense of their righteousness. So this smoke will ascend to the presence of God forever and ever; so, that this offering […]

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Jason Micheli Answers a Common Evangelical Objection to Universalism

For those of us, myself included who retain ties to evangelicalism in some way (I would say I am evangelicalish of a small c- catholic variety), have to overcome some serious obstacles to embrace an orthodox understanding of Christian Universalism. Micheli, a Methodist minister, and host of the excellent podcast Crackers and Grape Juice, where […]

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