All posts by Brandon Hester


Hell: An Infinite Instance of Incoherent Injustice?

I didn’t think that I would ever write on this topic as I don’t particularly like the subject. More on that in a minute. I consider this to be the most difficult doctrine for the Christian to both accept and defend. […]

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Who Did He Say That He Was?

C.S. Lewis presented his famous Lord, Liar, or Lunatic dilemma in his classic, Mere Christianity. His argument is that if Jesus claimed to be God, he was either lying about his identity, or he was crazy in thinking so, or he […]

Eschatological Pantheism VI

Eschatological Pantheism VI

I am revisiting this series as I did not provide a final post last semester. See previous posts to catch up on the train of thought. The objective is to provide a biblical explanation of how Christian doctrine may possess similarities […]


Where Do We Begin?

One of the basic rules of hermeneutics is that the genre of literature determines how one interprets. The Bible utilizes various genres such as: narrative, poetry, didactic, prophetic, apocalyptic, etc. Often times, a genre exists within a genre (e.g. a parable […]


Euthyphro’s Dilemma: A Historical Approach

Is something moral because God says that it is, or does God say that something is moral because it is? This is a common objection to Theism. If something is moral because God says that it is, then morality is arbitrary. […]


Devotion to the Author

The following is a fictional dialogue between an engaged couple, Bill & Ashley following a distressing email: Bill, I have a lot on my mind lately and I really feel like I need to talk to you about it. The property […]


Echatological Pantheism V: All in All

The last post discussed the universal effect of God’s work of glorification. All of creation will eventually be redeemed and brought into union with the Divine. This post will look at the culmination of that union. In order to do so […]


A Critical Bashing of Open Theism

Open Theism (OT) is the belief that God does not have an exhaustive knowledge of future events. The argument goes something like this: –     1. God does not know things that do not exist. –     2. Future events do not exist […]


Eschatological Pantheism IV: Creation Groans

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not […]


Eschatological Pantheism III: Glorified Bodies

“The New Being is the reestablished unity between God and man. We replace the inadequate concept “divine nature” by the concepts “eternal God-man-unity” or “Eternal God-Manhood.”” -Paul Tillich Part 1 of this series provided a brief explanation of Pantheism and it’s […]


Eschatological Pantheism II: In Christ

“Your soul has a curious shape because it is hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the Divine substance, or a key to unlock one of the doors in the house with many mansions.” -C.S. Lewis […]


Eschatological Pantheism I: Introduction

Christianity has thrived in the West. At times and even now, it has made headway into the East. Similarly, pantheistic philosophies & religions, which originated in the East, have established a prevalent presence in the West. I used to not give […]