USA TODAY, May 22, 2011 (commentary by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor and author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution) Because of the strange coincidence of two recent events -- the killing of Osama bin Laden, and the publication of Rob Bell's Love Wins, a book which advocates the principle of universal salvation for all people -- Americans of faith are taking a fresh look at hell and eternal damnation. Who is hell-bound, after all, and who is likely to escape this final fiery plunge?
Patheos: "If It's Not King James, It's Not the Bible"
Patheos, May 4, 2011 (Thomas S. Kidd, history teacher and is a Senior Fellow at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, wrote this commentary on the various versions of the Bible as the 400th anniversary of the KJV is celebrated this year.) I once saw a bumper sticker in Waco that read "If It's Not King James, It's Not the Bible."