A video chat with “Hellbound?” director Kevin Miller

This week on the [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast we were privileged to chat with filmmaker Kevin Miller about his movie “Hellbound?”, which questions eternal hell.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on the Christian response to hell)

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.” “Love your enemies, and ye shall be the children of the highest.” It is the divine glory to forgive. Yet a time will come when the Unchangeable will cease to forgive; when it will no more belong to his perfection to […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Which way is home? Hell, the will of man, and the intentions of God

You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you. ~ St. Augustine There are profound theological implications for one’s understanding of the fate of sinners depending on whether one believes Augustine’s words. Was Augustine correct? Much of the church’s soteriology in the last several centuries has taken […]

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

A corollary to Godwin’s Law and problematic conceptions of justice

I am more convinced than ever that many Christians suffer from a massive misunderstanding of the nature of justice. Now for the record, I’m no Rob Bell groupie (I’ve never read anything he’s written), and I certainly don’t intend to critique any and every critique of him or his ideas. Nor do I intend this […]

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Weep for the damned? Fuggedaboutit.

I doff my hat to Robin Parry… I used to think that if I could see the lost in hell, surely I must weep for them. If I could hear their horrid wailings and see the dreadful contortions of their anguish, then surely I must pity them. But there is no such sentiment as that known […]

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

“Daddy, what is hell?”

Sometime during the meandering introduction to the sermon this past Sunday, my five-year-old son turned to me and whispered, “What is hell?” The service suddenly got a lot more interesting. I don’t think anyone had said anything about hell in that service. But that’s my son: a chip off the old blockhead. Deep breath. “We’ll […]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Arrogance, humility, Doug Wilson, and irony

Vimeo (via Δεσποσύνη) My paraphrase: “Hey, we’re not the ones calling Rob Bell a heretic: it’s God. Through us, naturally. As Paul said, ‘We do not preach ourselves, but [our own doctrine masquerading as the very truth of God].’ If someone questions our dogmatic understanding of the Bible and resents being called out as a heretic, […]

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011