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Eternal Life – Part 2: Transaction or Relationship?

Jan 28, 2017

Why do you suppose we believe that eternal life is a simple transaction? Maybe we say we don’t believe this, but a large segment of Christianity sure has communicated this in explicit transactional terms…

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John MacMurray
Founder of Open Table Conferences
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Eternal Life – Part 3: Is it Found in a “Who” or a “What”?

Jan 27, 2017

“This is eternal life: that they might know you and your Son whom you have sent.” John 17:3

In my previous post I suggested that eternal life was found in a relationship, not a transaction. Yet, there was a time, had you suggested this to me, I would have feared the good news of eternal life was being poisoned

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John MacMurray
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My Dilemma

Dec 31, 2016

For most of my life I have been deeply moved and I have bowed with wonder and awe that God would love me. (or any of us for that matter) The way I often spoke about this was: “God loves me in spite of  my sin(s)”. I often would

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John MacMurray
Founder of Open Table Conferences
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This is the Incarnation

Dec 26, 2016

Christmas Eve 2016…

Our family is home together this Christmas… and that is a gift.

We hosted many good and dear friends for a wonderful party last night and it too was a gift.

Tomorrow, Christmas Day, we will enjoy the tradition of giving and receiving gifts; which is both fun and precious.

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John MacMurray
Founder of Open Table Conferences
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The Forgotten Virtue

Dec 21, 2016

I know a small group of men who meet every 6-8 weeks to express and discuss those things that are important in their lives. They call the meeting The Gathering Fire. Moments like these are rich with laughter and friendship. Yet the conversation

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Not a Universalist: Why the Trinitarian Theology of Baxter Kruger, John MacMurray and Wm. Paul Young is not Universalism

Dec 20, 2016

J. Michael Feazell interviews Dr. Baxter Kruger on this episode of You’re Included from Grace Communion International. Dr. Baxter Kruger is a key note speaker at the Open Table Conference alongside John MacMurray, Wm. Paul Young (author of The Shack) and a host of other guest speakers and breakout session leaders. In this episode, Dr. Kruger examines Trinitarian Inclusivism and contrasts it to what a Universalist might believe. (See Video and full transcript below)

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