Two weeks ago about 100 evangelicals gathered to discuss the perennially hot topic of hell. What transpired was, by all accounts, unprecedented. As Jerry Walls put it, “Historic? I’m not sure it’s too strong a word. I can’t think of anything quite like this!” Seldom, if ever, have passionate evangelical proponents of competing views on a controversial topic gathered with the express purpose of discussing (arguing about) it, while nevertheless voicing their critiques with respect and in Christian love, enjoying the kind of camaraderie, fellowship, and unity to which their Lord has called them.
We understand that there are many who would have liked to attend but were unable, and so we are making recordings of nearly all of the plenary and breakout presentations available for free or at a very reasonable price. We are publishing video recordings of all six plenary and four breakout sessions, as well as the concluding panel discussion between the plenary speakers, on a 4-DVD box set which you can purchase for $35 here: https://rethinkinghell.com/about/order-dvds. Video recordings of some of the breakout sessions will be available on YouTube in the “2015 Rethinking Hell Conference” playlist. And aside from the sessions which were filmed for the DVD set, audio recordings of all of the breakout sessions presented by their authors are available for free download below.
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- Lindsay Brooks (Apologetics.com):
- “Hermeneutical Considerations in the Discussion of Eternal Punishment in Revelation and Beyond”
- Samuel Garcia (Fuller Theological Seminary):
- “Supporting the Claim that Conditionalism is Philosophically Unmotivated”
- Peter Hiett (The Sanctuary Downtown):
- “How One Biblical Annihilationist Became a Biblical Universalist”
- Steven Nemeș (Fuller Theological Seminary):
- “Christian Apokatastasis contra Crisp & Walls”
- Gavin Ortlund (Fuller Theological Seminary):
- “In Defense of Hell: Some Explorative Reflections”
- Allison Quient (Fuller Theological Seminary):
- “Justification and Life for All? A Response to an Evangelical Universalist Exegesis of Romans 5:12-21”
- Laura Robinson (Duke University):
- “Hell Is For Christians? Eternal Judgment as a Unique Theological Emphasis in the Gospel of Matthew”
- George W. Sarris:
- “Is God Creation’s Biggest Loser?”
- Jason Schroeder:
- “Toward a Charitable Epidemic of Amendments: Viral Change and the Hope for Diversity on the Nature of Hell”
- Daniel Sinclair (Rethinking Hell):
- “A Philosophical Case for Conditionalism” (also available with slides here)
Stay tuned to Rethinking Hell in the coming weeks and months, as we will be responding in various forms to the traditionalist and universalist plenary and breakout presentations.