Announcement – The Damned May Enter

One of the great things about publishing the book on my website is the flexibility it allows me when it comes to structuring. I have modified the ordering of the chapters for The Damned May Enter after literally months of deliberation from its original manuscript form. What I have done is combined the middle two […]

Read More

The Damned May Enter – Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Oceanside – Escondido, California               Malachi left his high school graduation ceremony with one thing on his mind: mischief. He partied hard that Friday night in Escondido, slept off a hangover, and headed out to the beach on Saturday afternoon. He and some friends borrowed one of their parents’ RVs and were […]

Read More

The Damned May Enter – Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Escondido – Los Angeles, California   The bleeding wouldn’t stop. Dawn clasped his hand in hers as life drained from her body as if to blunt the inevitable blow. The automobile accident caused too much trauma to her internal organs; all the doctors could do now was keep her comfortable before she slipped […]

Read More

The Damned May Enter – Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Paris, France               Daniel was annoyed for some inexplicable reason. A talkative young dark-haired woman had spent the last two hours sitting at the bar at Chez Ammand chatting up the bartender about living in Paris. He was working on lecture notes out of Isaiah for a seminar at the Sorbonne.  She […]

Read More

David Bentley Hart on Universalism and Persons

Whenever a David Bentley Hart lecture hits youtube, it generates a certain amount of buzz among his fans, of which I am one. This is his most recent lecture on universalism and it is quite good, as he ties the argument for universalism to what it means to be a person (hint, ‘no man is […]

Read More

Christmas in an Age of Contagion

As Advent gives way to Christmas, we hear the angelic song, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men…” (Luke 2:14) announced at the birth of Jesus. However, twenty centuries later any honest person must ask where is this peace? We see what Jesus foretold in the Olivet Discourse regarding the […]

Read More

The Damned May Enter – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Tel Aviv, Israel – Hannover, New Hampshire – Beirut, Lebanon             Serafina Cohen was born to an American, Susana Feinberg, and Saul Cohen, a Dutch Jew. Saul, a Holocaust survivor, had seen his faith evaporate in the furnace of Europe’s great catastrophe that claimed the lives of his parents, brothers, and his precious […]

Read More