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Witherington ponders hopefully what might happen at the wailing wall when Messiah returns

In a Lenten meditation, Ben Witherington posts some interesting and hope-generating thoughts, as he reflects on his experience at the wailing wall in Jerusalem, where he observed Jews, Muslims, and Christians, all praying, as best they know how, to the God of Abraham. Witherington shares with us a poem prompted by his experience at the wall, and he cites some musings which he originally wrote in 2005. They have particular resonance now, I think, given … Continue reading

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Should Protestants affirm a doctrine of purgatory?

Recently, I’ve observed within evangelicalism a new sympathy for some sort of purgatory in the saving process. For instance, one might take from a statement by Roger Olson in a blog post today, that he has moved in this direction. Here is the paragraph I have in mind:  “This touches on a subject I’ve raised here before. To what extent should we let historical figures off the hook just because of the cultural context and … Continue reading

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