More Universalism in the Blogosphere
In the past couple months, there have been a number of additions to my ongoing index of posts on universalism, entitled “Universalism in the Blogosphere.” Here are some of the most interesting additions.
- Richard Beck, a professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University, keeps up a blog entitled, Experimental Theology. In addition to series on “Moral Psychology,” “Game Theory,” and “A Theology of Humor,” he recently completed a new series called, “Defending Universal Salvation,” or “Why I am a Universalist.” The full list of posts can be found on my index, or you can use the links in his final post in the series.
- Over at GOTT, Keith DeRose has some interesting recent posts. First, there is the interview with Gregory MacDonald, which I mentioned on this site. Second, there is the treatment of Carlton Pearson by NPR and Dateline NBC. I myself heard the NPR piece some time ago, and it deserves further attention. Pearson is not as theologically astute as one might like, but he does have a couple important insights. And he certainly does not deserve the castigation he has received from his fellow Pentecostal believers. The most recent post merits its own listing ...
- Yesterday, DeRose posted an essay written by Gregory MacDonald entitled, “Can an Evangelical be a Universalist?” I single this out for those interested in reading MacDonald’s argument in a condensed form. I hope to give this essay a more thorough engagement in the future. His list of evangelical objections are especially helpful, in that they articulate the opposing arguments quite clearly. I think objections 4 and 6 are especially worth addressing in detail; the others should be rather easy to refute.