In the introduction to his biography of John Bunyan, Gordon Wakefield describes the preaching of Alexander Whyte who often used Bunyan’s characters for his sermons. Wakefield says of Whyte, “the discourses in Bunyan were no desiccated scholasticism, the arid logic-chopping of predestinarians wrestling with their
In some ways I’m glad this discussion hasn’t just completely disappeared because that would show that we too have the attention span of a goldfish in keeping with much of contemporary western culture. Here are some further thoughts and reflections on the debate: Tim Challies reflects
This is interesting, or at least I think so. Adrian Warnock recently listed some quotes from Love Wins by Rob Bell published 2011. I recently read Is there a hell? published 1913. Here’s how they compare: 2011 (Rob Bell) 1913 (various) “God gives us what
This post will be updated from time to time but this is my directory of posts about Love Wins, universalism and hell controversy. It has the list of all the posts I’ve put together and some of the most helpful posts and resources I’ve found elsewhere.
There’s a second mistake in how the debate has lined up and that is in fixing positions too early on. We all know how hard it is to change your mind especially on public statements and comments. If you want to go looking faults of
In this whole debate I think Rob Bell’s opponents have taken some serious mis-steps. I think Bell is wrong on a number of key points but because of the subject matter at hand (people spending eternity in hell) then you need to think a little
This won’t be a long post but I think it’s important, the review is tomorrow by the way. One of things I always do when reading a book is look for the list of books, study the bibliography, pick out the recurring names and see
The review is coming this week but to be honest the debate and controversy that has surrounded the book is almost as important as what Rob Bell actually says. Up until now I’d not really considered the issue of hell as an issue to ‘die