Chris Date is the host of the Theopologetics podcast and co-editor of Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism (Cascade, 2014) and A Consuming Passion (Pickwick, 2015). A software engineer by trade, he believes theology and apologetics are for every average Joe in the pews, and not just for pastors, philosophers, PhD’s and the erudite in ivory towers. Formerly a traditionalist, he became convinced of the biblical view of final punishment over the course of a process which began when he interviewed Edward Fudge, and he has since defended the view in several debates and on Justin Brierley’s Unbelievable? radio program on Premier Christian Radio UK. Chris is also a steward of the Rethinking Hell project.
Joseph Dear is author of the comprehensive study, The Bible Teaches Annihilationism. An accounting professional by trade, in his off time he purposefully shares any insight and wisdom he gains through prayer and Bible study, in the hope that it will be useful to others in their walk with God, and may further the cause of our Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to blogging here at Rethinking Hell, Joseph maintains 3-Ring Binder, his personal website and blog.
Peter Grice is a founder and co-steward of the Rethinking Heaven and Rethinking Hell projects, and president of the ministry Think Christianity.
His interest in Conditionalism extends beyond the issue to its implications and some related concerns, such as hermeneutics, missional apologetics and evangelism, how we form and reform our beliefs, and how we treat others with whom we disagree.
Chris Loewen is a preaching minister in an evangelical church in southeastern Manitoba, Canada. He is a part-time Master’s student at Providence Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies in New Testament. He is a passionate student of God’s word and loves to research, write and preach with the sole purpose of equipping and encouraging the Body of Christ. Other passions are football (NFL), magic/illusions, fishing and woodworking. He and his wife Diane have two children and they live in Blumenort, Manitoba.
Dr. Glenn Peoples runs the popular blog Right Reason and podcast Say Hello to my Little Friend. There and elsewhere Glenn writes and speaks on theology and biblical studies, moral and social philosophy and philosophy of religion. He completed undergraduate studies in theology at the Bible College of New Zealand (now Laidlaw College), followed by an MTheol and a PhD in philosophy at the University of Otago. Glenn’s desire is to equip Christians to critically engage their culture and their critics, but he insists, “the first thing we need to engage is the person we see in the mirror. Criticising and challenging our own belief, our own faith, testing it, probing it, getting it right. Why do we believe what we believe? Does it make sense? Is it true? Are we repeating what out own church culture expects us to say, or have we seriously asked for ourselves whether or not this is what Scripture teaches? Challenging outsiders can be a sport, but challenging ourselves has got to come first, and the way that so many Christians think about hell is an area where they simply haven’t done that.” He and his wife Ruth have four children and they live in Wellington, New Zealand.
Nick Quient is a theologian, blogger and podcaster with an avid interest in the New Testament. He obtained his MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies (New Testament), and his BA from Biola University. His current research interests (besides hell) include Paul and his theology, feminist and textual criticism, and the doctrine of Scripture. He is happily married to Allison, loves coffee, and and tweets almost constantly at @NickQuient.
Daniel G. Sinclair is an Assistant Teaching Pastor in a small country church in the Central Valley of California, as well as an M. Div. student at Fuller Theological Seminary. He previously earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University, and currently pays the bills as a Software Analyst. He can think of nothing more pleasing to do on a sunny Saturday than to stay indoors with a theology tome, a cat on his lap, and a cup of tea, with sugar please. He is aiming at becoming a pastor-scholar, and maintains a theology blog at WholeReason.com, while supporting his lovely wife in her ministry leading a local chapter of MOPS.
Greg Stump is a pastor at a Baptist church in Southern California and graduated with an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Greg also studied at Talbot School of Theology and worked at Biola University on staff for seven years. Greg is the co-editor of Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism (Cascade, 2014) and a contributor to A Consuming Passion (Pickwick, 2015). Greg has been the conference lead for the 2014 & 2015 Rethinking Hell conferences and he is also a steward of the Rethinking Hell project.
Graham Ware is currently Pastor of Centre Street Baptist Church in St. Thomas, Ontario. He holds a BA in History, minoring in Biblical Studies from Atlantic Baptist University (now Crandall University) and an M.Div. from McMaster Divinity College. His blog and sermon podcast can be found on the church’s website and he can be found on Twitter (@deo_favente1). His other passions include football (actual football, not the American version) supporting Chelsea FC, as well as reading, coffee, craft beer, and being a husband and dad to three daughters.