Chris Date vs. William Albrëcht (Catholic) on Hell

Having promoted the biblical view of final punishment in debates with two fellow Reformed theologians, I’ve been given the opportunity to do so in a debate with a Roman Catholic, William Albrëcht.1 Raised in a non-religious household, William became a Protestant and, later, converted to Roman Catholicism. He has a B.A. in Theology, is an apologist on staff at The Catholic Legate, and has published many videos on his YouTube channel.
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  1. Stay tuned to Rethinking Hell for a possible announcement in the near future; I may have an opportunity to engage in my first live, in-person debate defending conditionalism, this time with a well-known Arminian here in the Pacific Northwest. Calvinist, Armininan, Catholic… What’s next? []

Featured Content: Chris Date Interviews Larry Dixon on Hell

Back in 2011, when Rethinking Hell was just a verb, our own Chris Date, on his Theopologetics podcast, conducted a respectful but very hard-hitting interview with Dr. Larry Dixon on the subject of hell. Dr. Dixon is professor of systematic theology at Columbia International University, and the author of The Other Side of the Good News.
My own editorial comments: It was a pretty huge deal! Dr. Dixon and his written defense of traditionalism are well-respected and oft-quoted in the debate on hell, and Chris while irenic and fair proved to be quite a challenge to Dr. Dixon’s arguments for the traditional doctrine. Not bad for someone who was still early in the process of rethinking hell at the time! I recommend that traditionalists and conditionalists alike listen to the interview, and we would love to know what you think of this exchange.
“Episode 62: The Other Side,” Theopologetics

, hosted by Chris Date, October 20, 2011, http://www.theopologetics.com/2011/10/20/episode-62-the-other-side/ (accessed May 27, 2013).
“Episode 63: Lake of Fire,” Theopologetics

, hosted by Chris Date, October 21, 2011, http://www.theopologetics.com/2011/10/21/episode-63-lake-of-fire/ (accessed May 27, 2013).

Episode 26: A Response to Thomas Dollahite, with Joey Dear and Chris Date (Part 2)

In a 2011 conference on eternal punishment at Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Thomas Dollahite, professor and Dean of Academics at Christ Seminary in Albuquerque, New Mexico, delivered a lecture critical of annihilationism entitled Annihilationism Considered. In this episode, fellow Rethinking Hell contributor Joey Dear joins Chris Date to share their thoughts in response. This is part two of their discussion; listen to episode 25 for part one.

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Episode 25: A Response to Thomas Dollahite, with Joey Dear and Chris Date

In a 2011 conference on eternal punishment at Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Thomas Dollahite, professor and Dean of Academics at Christ Seminary in Albuquerque, New Mexico, delivered a lecture critical of annihilationism entitled Annihilationism Considered. In this episode, fellow Rethinking Hell contributor Joey Dear joins Chris Date to share their thoughts in response. Stay tuned for part two in the next episode.

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Fighting for the Fire: The Sinking of Pirate Christian Radio’s Case Against Annihilationism

Avast, ye!Someone recently brought my attention to the fact that Chris Rosebrough of Pirate Christian Radio and “Fighting for the Faith” recently offered some criticisms of my summary of the positive biblical case for annihilationism in episode 4. Here are my thoughts on the criticisms, which, so it seems to me, go the way of many scurvy criticisms that came before – straight to Davy Jones’ locker. Continue reading “Fighting for the Fire: The Sinking of Pirate Christian Radio’s Case Against Annihilationism”

Clarifying Tom Ascol's "4 Truths About Hell"

Tom AscolRecently, Dr. Tom Ascol, respected pastor, theologian, and executive director of Founders Ministries, contributed an article to R.C. Sproul’s Ligonier Ministries website. “4 Truths About Hell,” a modified reproduction of “The Horror of Hell” published in TableTalk magazine in 2008, promotes the traditional view of hell. As the title indicates, the article is split into four parts, each of which will be addressed here.
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