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The Trauma of Hell Doctrine: A Conversation with Mark Karris
In this interview, I discuss religious trauma with therapist Mark Karris with a special focus on the trauma created by the doctrines of a wrathful god, total depravity, and hell as eternal conscious torment. ?
Is Hell God’s Punishment or Ours?
A short overview of two different ways to think about hell inspired by a warning sign in a bathroom. ?
Reflecting on the Nature of Hell in a Bathroom Warning Sign
The other day, I noticed this sign on the bathroom wall at work. Theologians can find theology in just about anything and this sign is a great example. I’m going to talk about the sign in a minute, but first I want to talk about sin and punishment. There are two popular basic views when […]
Hell: A Christian and Atheist Discuss the Doctrine of Divine Judgment
In this video, Ben Watkins of Real Atheology presents some of his thoughts on the problem of hell and I offer a response as a Christian theologian. We agree about some things, disagree about others. But through it all we seek to model irenic and rigorous conversation and a search for mutual understanding.
I Preached a Hellfire and Brimstone Sermon … and I Was on Fire
This year my church invited me to preach on January 2. So of course I preached on the under-reported doctrine of hell. ?
Hellbound? Reflections on the Christian Doctrine of Damnation in Dialogue with the Korean Show
In this video, I consider the depiction of damnation in the new Korean Netflix show “Hellbound?” in which people await their fate to be dragged to hell and I bring that depiction into dialogue with the Christian doctrine of damnation. ?
The Damned as Freemen on the Land
Over the last while, I have encountered many atheists who object to the doctrine of annihilationism according to which God eventually withdraws life posthumously from those who refuse to submit to be in relationship with God and restored creation. I understand objections to eternal conscious torment, but objections to punishment simpliciter (and this annihilationist account […]
A Conversation on Christian Views of the Afterlife with Apostate Prophet
Heaven, Hell, and Much In-Between: An Interview
Hell, Annihilationism, and Eternal Conscious Torment: An Interview
Here is an interview I recorded today with Zac of the Adherent Apologetics YouTube channel.
Raised to Die Again? And Other Fiery Debates
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. […]
Is the misery of hell self-imposed?
C.S. Lewis famously said the gates of hell are locked on the inside, and many people think this idea that the misery and suffering of hell are self-imposed somehow lessens the moral problems with the doctrine. But does it? In this fantastic video with atrocious production values, I suggest otherwise.
What’s the biggest problem with annihilationism?
In this low-quality video with abysmal production values, I outline what I think is the biggest theological/philosophical objection to the theory of annihilationism.