• “Sinners in the hands of an angry God”

    In this famous sermon - a negative icon of everything that people perceive ...

  • A note on ‘aion’ in the LXX

    Does the Greek root 'aion*' always entail infinite duration? One relevant set ...

  • Aiōnios: duration, quality, or both?

    In his book The Fire That Consumes Fudge devotes an entire chapter (chapter ...

  • Brian McLaren reads John 14:6

    “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except ...

  • Descriptions of hell

    Hell is described as a place where the fire never goes out, Mk 9:43 a place ...

  • Eternal torment

    This is a hard post to write.  If there is one aspect of revealed truth that ...

  • How can heaven and hell co-exist eternally?

    How can heaven and hell possibly co-exist everlastingly (asks Philip Edgecumbe ...

  • Is hell for ever?

    I present here arguments for and against this difficult and disputed question. ...

  • Is hell self-chosen?

    I must admit that for quite a long while I have been sympathetic to the view ...

  • Judgment according to works

    Recent re-thinking about the doctrine of justification throws up a related ...

  • Packer on eternal punishment

    In 1990, aware that respected evangelicals such as John Stott, Philip Edgcumbe ...

  • Pauline descriptions of hell

    Douglas Moo observes that in most English versions, the word 'hell' is not ...

  • Steve Chalke on ‘eternal punishment’

    One of the problems with Steve Chalke's book The Lost Message of Paul is that ...