“Heaven is for Real” Contrarianism

Man, David Platt hates the book Heaven is for Real. He really hates it: Why do people flock to cutesy books like that for descriptions of heaven instead of relying on the Bible? Deep down, I think we’re all kind of scared of the thought of God in all His glory. Cartoonified versions of God and heaven are much more More …

If God Allows People to Go to Hell, Does That Make Him Evil?

It’s a question a lot of people have, and one that Christians should be read to address. After being asked about it for a documentary, Justin Taylor takes a crack at responding to that question here. Just a taste: As I mentioned, many missteps in theology are on account of the implicit idea that God must act as we would More …

"The Great Divorce" and Second Chances

At the Prosblogion, Keith DeRose tries to us C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce┬áto divine (ha!) the author’s opinions about whether or not you get a second chance to get into heaven after death. To the extent that attitudes are softened at all toward FC [i.e., “further chances” to get into heaven after death], it seems to be largely through the More …