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An Open Letter to Dr. Albert Mohler

Dear Dr. Mohler, As president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, you have exercised significant influence over the direction of the modern evangelical Christian landscape. Your leadership is also recognized outside the church, as attested in a 2003 Time magazine article which called you the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.” Back in ...

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One-night Screening of Hell and Mr. Fudge Coming to Nashville: March 21, 2013

Hell and Mr. Fudge is coming to the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville. The screening will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:15pm. A platinum award winner at the 2012 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, Hell and Mr. Fudge is the warm, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous story of the trials and tribulations of evangelical scholar ...

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Shall Not The Judge Of All The Earth Do What Is Just?

Many Christians who believe the traditional teaching that hell is a place of endless conscious torment also say they don’t like the idea. They think it is unjust. Michael King recently wrestled with the reality of hell and ended up sticking with the traditional view. However, he confessed: “My heart didn’t want this to be ...

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Hell And Mr. Fudge: The Most Important Movie Of The Year?

My family and I had the honor to attend the Athens, AL pre-release screening of Hell and Mr. Fudge on June 5th, 2012. The public response to the screenings was so great that they had to add a third screening to accommodate all of the interest! The movie was outstanding in every way. It was ...

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Edward Fudge’s New Book: Hell: A Final Word

The discussion of the afterlife has become a very popular subject. Recent books like Rob Bell’s Love Wins followed by Francis Chan’s Erasing Hell have brought this topic to the “front burner.” Believers and non-believers alike are re-evaluating their understanding of heaven and hell. “No doubt about it … HELL is a hot topic” (p. ...

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A Christian’s Apology To Atheists

Dear Unbelieving Friend, I’m writing to apologize to you. My fellow Christians and I have misrepresented the Bible to you and shared a false message. In so doing, we have kept you from knowing the God who made you. Our most serious failure is our traditional doctrine that after death, people who don’t follow Christ ...

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Is God So Holy That Sinners Deserve Endless Conscious Punishing?

Many of my fellow Christians accept the traditional view of hell because they believe that God’s sense of justice is so superior that we cannot understand why it is right for Him to punish unredeemed sinners for an endless eternity. Rightly, they agree with scriptures that affirm that God’s ways are not our ways. Isaiah ...

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When the Defense of Orthdoxy Becomes Idolatry

Many American Christian leaders spend a great deal of time “defending orthodoxy.” They have a list of the things that Christians must believe, and they draw lines between who is orthodox and who is not. There is no doubt the Bible teaches that some things are very important and must be upheld. However, our list ...

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Why Challenge The Doctrine Of An Endless Hell?

You may wonder why it is important to discuss an unpleasant subject like Hell. Certainly there are more positive things we could talk about? I couldn’t agree more. Surely topics like Love, Heaven, Faith, Trust, and Goodness are much more pleasant. However, I think that the fact that many people believe that God is going ...