I evangelize weekly on college campuses. There’s been more than once where I had a conversation with a “Disingenuous Liberal” usually after a long conversation that makes the following assertion during different moments of the conversations:
The doctrine of hell is admittedly an uncomfortable one. Orthodox Christianity teaches that adherents to opposing worldviews will spend eternity in conscious torment, a very controversial position in our current pluralistic society of tolerance. Many have rejected the doctrine of hell outright, saying that all people of all faith traditions will ultimately be saved. One such person is Rob Bell, formerly of Mars Hill Church.
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So, today we reach the last part of this week’s ‘Quirky Dorset’ set, and entry number 20 in the overall series :) ! And this is another of those quirky, odd things which you often find in churches. This is The Upside Down Font :) !
For the past year and a half, I’ve met with four guys at church to share about our walk with God and pray for each other. We’ve been going through our church’s discipleship curriculum (life patterns of believing and following God’s teaching). Our last discussion was about power, why we seek it, and why we use it for selfish ends instead of for serving others.
It used to be a practice in some parts of Lewis, when you were constructing the haystack, to place a pat of butter inside the centre of it. Then, partway through the winter, when household stocks began, inevitably, to dwindle, it would emerge from the diminishing goc as a welcome addition to the table.