Category Archives: hell

What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 23: A Response to Four Views on Hell (4 of 4)

This post was originally published on the Rethinking Hell blog and is shared here with permission. *** The first edition of Four Views on Hell was structured quite differently from the recently released second edition. The original featured two versions … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 22: A Response to Four Views on Hell (3 of 4)

The following post was prepared for and originally published on the Rethinking Hell blog (published 2016/06/01) and is shared here with permission. *** Ever read something you know you disagree with but still can’t help but admire the actual argument … Continue reading

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A (Sort of) Book Review: Her Gates Will Never Be Shut

Brad Jersak. Her Gates Will Never Be Shut: Hope, Hell, and the New Jerusalem. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2009. “I’m not a universalist, but I hope God is.” I’m not sure who first said this, but it’s often attributed to … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 21: A Response to Four Views on Hell (2 of 4)

This piece was composed for, and orginally published on the Rethinking Hell blog. It is written in response to the second chapter in the second edition of Four Views of Hell (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016), which the publisher graciously provided … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks, Pt. 20: A Response to Four Views on Hell (pt. 1 of 4)

This review of the first essay in the Four Views on Hell Second Edition was prepared for and published on the Rethinking Hell blog, and is shared here by permission. *** In the discussion of hell, Denny Burk has a … Continue reading

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Making Plans

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014. “Making Plans” (James 4:11-17)   Sources: Peter H. Davids. The Epistle of James (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. Luke Timothy Johnson. The Letter of James (AB). New Haven: Yale, 1995. Scot McKnight. The Letter of James (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011. … Continue reading

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A Response to Albert Mohler

Dear Dr. Mohler, It’s no secret that you adamantly defend traditional, conservative evangelical views. It’s also no secret that you are a person with considerable influence within a large group of people. Those affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, The … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 19: Why I Am a Conditionalist

In 2012 I began a journey. A scary and messed up journey. I was shoved into thinking more deeply about the doctrine of hell (at the time I was more of an agnostic on this front). On several occasions I … Continue reading

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The Happiest Sermon Ever: A Theology of Death

Sunday, June 15th, 2014. “The Happiest Sermon Ever: A Theology of Death” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).   Sources: G. K. Beale. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. (IVPNTC). Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2010. Greg Boyd. “The End of the World as You Know it”. Woodland Hills. April 6, … Continue reading

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What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks?!? Pt. 18: N.T. Wright

Confession: I love N.T. Wright. I love to read his books, but I think I love listening to him speak even more. I think I could just listen to him talk all day (might be his accent). There is a … Continue reading

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