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Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

Paul Axton preaches on two notions of truth, compared and contrasted as they come into conflict during the trial of Jesus. 

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Paul Axton and David Rosado review the film The Rider. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

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Paul Axton examines alternative theories of predestination and arrives at a resolution that is neither Calvinist nor Pelagian.

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The contrasting dreams of two generations clash within the microcosm of an ancient Buddhist monastery in Bhutan, when Gyembo an ordinary teenager is chosen as the next guardian of their family monastery by his father.

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Fire, torture, punishment, and discipline are depicted as purifying. In 1 Cor 3:11-17 - fire purifies and saves while some are depicted as being annihilated. There is no eternal conscious torment depicted in Scripture. In this sermon, Paul Axton examines terms translated as eternal and punishment to suggest that "the chastening of that Age" is neither eternal nor retributive.

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David Rosado and Paul Axton discuss the role of spirituality in mental health. What does the Bible say about mental health and how does mental disease, spirituality, and physiology potentially work together?

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This sermon follows Paul Axton's recent blog suggesting that the trial of Jesus forever suspends absolute notions of sovereignty and justice.

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Paul Axton preaches on passages describing the narrow way and those depicting an all inclusive salvation which give us theological fundamentalism and various forms of universalism. The first step toward overcoming this problem is to recognize salvation is not from eternal torturous existence but from the universal problem of sin and death.

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Here is the interview with the premiere historian of the Restoration Movement - Richard Hughes. We discuss nonvioloence in the RM, white supremacy, why continue on identifying with this tradition, and the essence of true religion.

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Paul Axton uses James and Frederick Douglas to describe how religion becomes evil through becoming deaf to the oppressed.

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