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Torn Between Nationalism and Universalism

By Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander

I am a child of conflict. I was born in the midst of violence; my childhood lullabies were sounds of bullets, grenades, and landmine explosions. 1,613 more words

The Shack. A review for my 6th grade English teacher.

This has been the week for William Paul Young’s, The Shack, to come up in emails and conversation. Quite a few people are asking what I think of it. 2,776 more words

The Backyard Preacher Podcast #77 (Pope Francis & the Argument of Universalism)


Pope Francis set off a firestorm in the religious world with his latest homily, claiming that it was better to be an atheist than a bad Christian.  15 more words


Suffering, Theodicy, and Apokatastasis

“What then, one might well ask, is divine providence?” David Bentley Hart poses this question after pondering upon the evil and suffering of the world in his beautiful little book… 4,618 more words


Basic Income and the New Universalism

The universal basic income has become a subject of increasing fascination across the entire ideological spectrum in recent years. Capable of much more than just a simple “employment fix”, basic income could help to create no less than a shared political vision for a future society.  79 more words

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Absence of Hell: A Series on Perspectives of the Afterlife (part 2)

Well, it has been a long while since part 1 of this series-thing, so I’ll do a quick refresher. Essentially, what I want to work through here is not a full defense of each perspective of eternity, but rather to discuss the various implications of each. 613 more words