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mjkimpan  —  May 17, 2013 — 4 Comments



this week on a recent blog post, a regular reader went back and read my theological essentials i’d posted last year. in his response, he and i engaged in a little back-and-forth concerning the exclusivity of christ. in order to to preemptively avoid the john 14:6 conversation (in which we often misinterpret the verse to mean that jesus acts as the bouncer of heaven), i had suggested he take a look at the context of that passage.

in his reply, the reader asked ::

Does that make me a heretic, Michael, for believing that Jesus is the only way to salvation?

here’s part of my response ::

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mjkimpan  —  February 29, 2012 — 26 Comments

thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…

so then.

mjkimpan  —  February 28, 2012 — 12 Comments

as we re-think heaven, perhaps it’s worth considering…


mjkimpan  —  February 28, 2012 — 21 Comments

what did the early church believe about the resurrection?

how does that shape our thought today?

which means…

mjkimpan  —  February 27, 2012 — 7 Comments

instead of that, it’s more like this…

re-think heaven.

mjkimpan  —  February 27, 2012 — 5 Comments

re-think your imagery of heaven.

imagery shapes perception; and perception is reality.

and the reality is, we misunderstand heaven.

because context and usage determine meaning.  always.