The other day, I received an invitation from Chris Date to appear on his YouTube program Rethinking Hell. I knew Chris Date from the time he handed Al Mohler his lunch on Unbelievable. Chris’s only weakness was that he knew too much about the topic and was trying to pack nine points into every thirty-second segment. As far as weaknesses go, that ain’t bad! So when Chris invited me to come on his show to talk about hell and annihilationism, I was like, “Yeah, sure!” The only downside: my wife told me I need to switch out my t-shirt for a button-up shirt or “people won’t respect you.” Yeah, okay, well that didn’t stop Chris, now did it?
Even if that shirt-change was not necessary to attain anyone’s respect, it was probably a good thing just the same since I’ve been wearing the same t-shirt for days. Such is the COVID-19 life that we all live. (Come to think of it, maybe my lovely spouse just wanted me to change my shirt…?)
But I digress. Here it is, broadcast (actually, streamed) a couple of hours ago: a friendly dialogue with some debate (especially near the end) about the nature of hell. (I’m aghast at Date’s view of the damnation of children, but since that was an addendum to the debate at hand, I didn’t say much; I’ll leave that for a future conversation.)