watch your language

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I said goodbye to a friend today, and I’m glad they watched their language at his funeral.       Related posts: you two point oh CIANZ Conference 2015: LIVING WELL as a conditionalist Questions and Answers about Immortality Immortality: a gift, not a given Jefferson Vann

the evolution of the afterlife

gift of life

In this audio file, I talk about how Dinesh D’Souza says the Christian doctrine of the afterlife evolved!         The evolution of the afterlife In his book, Life After Death: The Evidence, apologist Dinesh D’Souza claims that the Christian doctrine of the afterlife just kind of evolved. He said that at first, […]

you two point oh

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In this audio file, I show from 1 Corinthians 15 that without the future resurrection, the gospel message is incomplete.       you two point oh There’s going to be another you, a you after this you – a you two point oh. One of the fundamental truths that we Christians believe is that […]

resurrection makes sense

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In this audio file, I explain why the promise of resurrection makes sense, because that is what we really need: not survival in a disembodied state.     Resurrection makes sense Conditionalists believe that death is a reality because everyone was in Adam when God warned Adam not to eat of the forbidden tree. That […]

sorry, Socrates!

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In this audio file, I imagine going back in time, and setting Socrates straight about what happens at death.       Is Death better? sorry, Socrates! I wish I could travel back in time. I’d like to go back to the time of the Greek philosopher, Socrates. I would pretend to be one of […]

waiting at the station

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In this audio file, I explain how the Bible describes death as a waiting station, where all who have died wait in an unconscious state to be raised to life again.     Waiting at the station In the Bible, Solomon taught that “the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing” […]

to my readers


This is a reprint of chapter 33 in Dr. David A Dean’s book: Good Grief: God’s sustaining presence during my heartbreak.1 These pages record my struggle to understand what happens to a grieving person. My confusion over what was going on in my own life prompted me to write them. Sadness takes its place beside […]

Daring to say SLEEP

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Conditionalists dare to call death what the Bible calls it: a sleep.       Death as Sleep Popping off, croaking, buying the farm, pushing up daisies, biting the big one, kicking the bucket, assuming room temperature, … these are some of the more colourful euphemisms for death. Not a one of them is found […]

Death is not the answer

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Here I quote a number of Old Testament saints to show that death is not the answer they were looking for, resurrection life is.       Related posts: sorry, Socrates! sheol in the ground waiting at the station Daring to say SLEEP Questions and Answers about Immortality

Not whisked off


Isaiah 35:1-10 1 Wasteland and dry land will be glad and desert will rejoice and blossom like the crocus. 2 It will blossom lavishly, and it will greatly rejoice with rejoicing and exulting. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of Yahveh, […]