Thank you so much for all your kind and generous words. I am touched by your soft and gentle hearts. So very kind of you.
The surprising thing is that so far I have had no nasty feedback at all!!! Some of my friends are very conservative evangelicals and they are pretty defensive of me. I know the bad stuff will come but I don’t mind. Now I don’t have to bite my tongue I am pleased that I can just say what I think. That’s nice. I don’t think it will create a problem at work but we’ll see. What will be will be.
Next week I will be recording a radio debate on universalism with a great theologian called Laurence Blanchard (from California). It will be available online for streaming after it is broadcast. I’ll put up the link when I have it. Blanchard is one of few non-universalists who has really taken the time to understand different versions of universalism and to think them through seriously so he’ll be a good interlocutor. He’s currently writing a book on universalism and I know there is a section on me. I am curious to know what his critique will be.
Right now I have to finish off some pop Bible Study notes on Daniel (for CWR) and then I have to finish off a long paper on the use of Lamentations in Christian worship. Then it is checking the proofs for a book on exorcism followed, at long last, by giving my undivided attention to some 18th C universalists (esp. Elhanan Winchester - a hero of mine: an evangelical universalist in the true sense). I’m really getting into 18th C universalist debates (unfortunately lots of books were published and have to be dug up in obscure places!). I might even write a book on different streams of universalism in 18th C. Not sure. My other project is a post-supersessionist biblical theology and that’ll take a few years! And of course, there is also the small matter of doing my job as well.
Blessings on you all