A short overview of two different ways to think about hell inspired by a warning sign in a bathroom. ?
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 […]
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.
This year my church invited me to preach on January 2. So of course I preached on the under-reported doctrine of hell. ?
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. ?
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 […]
Here is an interview I recorded today with Zac of the Adherent Apologetics YouTube channel.
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. […]
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.
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.
Christians who defend the doctrine of hell as eternal conscious torment often accuse critics of the doctrine of “modern sentimentalism”. What, like the “sentimental” ideas that slavery and torture are wrong? That animal suffering is morally significant? That armies in military conflicts shouldn’t target non-combatants? That prisons should seek to reform and not merely to […]
Scott Clifton (aka Theoretical BS) offered a response to my YouTube video “If an atheist says they don’t think hell will be so bad, what do you say in reply?”. I’ve included his video below followed by a quick response: Scott’s main argument in the last half of his video appears to be that I’ve […]