The videos below are selected sermons and lectures mostly recorded at some of our conferences, plus a few others as well.
Universal Salvation: A Whistle-Stop Introduction
Robin Parry gives us a birds-eye view of the long debate over universalism. He gives us a map to navigate the territory; and defines what universalism is, and is not. He explains the different pathways that have led many orthodox Christians to consider it seriously—Bible, experience, patristics, and ‘gospel logic’. This takes a lot of confusion and heat out of the debate and gives us a clear view of the topic. It hints at a bigger view of God, and a broader view of Christian thinking. Recorded by our friends over at GospelConversations.com
Universalism: Just Right
Rev. Kalen Fristad, who served as the founding Chair of the CUA, speaks at the Christian Universalist Celebration 2010, October 23, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He compares three types of Christian belief about salvation — Calvinism, Arminianism, and Universalism — and uses the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to conclude that Universalism is “just right.”
Rev. Tim King, an ordained CUA minister, speaks at the Christian Universalist Celebration 2009, November 7, in Nashville, Tennessee. He shatters the myths about “eternal hell” and explains how these ideas were imported from pagan religions rather than coming from the teachings of the Hebrew prophets and Jesus Christ.
Hermeneutics & Hell: Biblical Interpretation & Universal Salvation
Robin Parry deals with why Calvinists, Arminians, and Universalist can all argue their position from Scripture; and therefore, we must add reason to determine which interpretation we accept. Recorded by our friends over at GospelConversations.com
The Inner Revelation of Universal Salvation
Rev. Rich Koster, then Coordinator of the CUA, speaks at the Christian Universalist Celebration 2010, October 23, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He shares how the truth of universal salvation is a revelation from God within his heart, something that we can intuitively know without needing to read books to try to prove it.
When Love Calls You Home
Marquis Hunt, a member of the CUA Board of Directors, speaks at the Christian Universalist Celebration 2010, October 23, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He discusses the power of divine love, forgiveness, and grace, and the implications of these key Christian concepts for our beliefs about salvation.
Walking the Talk: Christian Universalism and Interfaith Reconciliation
Rev. Eric Stetson, the founding Executive Director of the CUA and an ordained CUA minister, speaks at the Christian Universalist Celebration 2009, November 7, in Nashville, Tennessee. He explains how Christian Universalism is relevant to interfaith dialogue and reconciliation, and calls upon Christian Universalists to get over the narrow-minded tendency to think that our religion must defeat other religions in order for God’s plan to be fulfilled.
Just Do It
Rev. Susan Smith, an ordained CUA minister and Board member, speaks at the Christian Universalist Celebration 2009, November 7, in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses her own journey into Christian Universalist ministry and how the beliefs of Christian Universalism are relevant in recovery from drug/alcohol addiction, prison ministry, and ministering to the downtrodden.
From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Six Steps to Humpty Dumpty’s Recovery
Rev. Woodrow Lucas, a former Board member of the CUA, speaks at the Christian Universalist Celebration 2009, November 7, in Nashville, Tennessee. He shares how God uses suffering, adversity and darkness to enable people to be transformed and resurrected into peace, glory and light.
The Second Reformation: Reclaiming the Universalist Spirit of Christianity
Rev. Eric Stetson speaking at the CUA’s conference in Oklahoma City, June 14, 2008.
The Victory of the Gospel
Rhett Ellis, a former Baptist minister and CUA Board member, speaks at the Oklahoma City conference, June 14, 2008.
Building the Christian Universalist Movement
Rev. Eric Stetson challenges Christians who believe in universal salvation to unite and spread the true Gospel of God’s unconditional love. “Restoration Nation” conference in Kansas City, June 16, 2007.
Rescue or Flush?
A sermon by Rev. Kalen Fristad about the spiritual lessons we can learn from a bug that falls into the toilet. June 5, 2006.
Interview about Universal Salvation with Rev. Kalen Fristad
Mike Aasen interviews Rev. Fristad, June 5, 2006.