Monthly Archives: August 2012

What is the Gospel?

This question has been circling my mind for a while, and has been alluded to in a few posts- What is the Gospel? We all think we know. And yet we argue about it. We disagree vehemently about what this … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 10: Hell, Sinners, and The Love of God

The hell discussions all over the blogsphere were largely set off by Rob Bell. Last year, Bell’s book Love Wins set off a huge reaction. Now, I haven’t read the book. I plan to, but haven’t yet. The book is controversial, … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 9: Hell and Evangelism

So, what do we “do” with a doctrine of hell? No matter what your view on what hell is, there should be some sense of how it fits within your entire theology as well as practical application. Is there a … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 8: Mark Driscoll’s vision of Hell

What would a discussion of hell be without some reference to Mark Driscoll? (If you aren’t familiar with Driscoll, he’s the always controversial lead Pastor of Mars Hill Church, and a key advocate of the “New Reformed” movement of evangelicals … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 7 John Stott

Thanks to David Larkin for pointing me to this paragraph written by John Stott (David Edwards & John Stott, Essentials: A Liberal-Evangelical Dialogue, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1988, 315-316, emphasis mine) The vocabulary of ‘destruction’ is often used in relation to the … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 6: Pinnock’s Argument for Annihilationism

The following are excerpts from Controversial theologian Clark Pinnock’s (who taught at McMaster Divinity College, but was retired when I began my studies there) article “The Destruction of the Finally Impenitent” (Criswell Theological Review. 4.2 [1990], 243-259, full pdf file … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 5: Hell in Eastern Orthodoxy

Bishop Ware (of no relation) writes (The Orthodox Church. New Edition. London: Penguin Books, 1997), While it is true that God loves us with an infinite love, it is also true that He has given us free will; and since we … Continue reading

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