I normally don’t post links such as this on this blog (it is a content blog, not a news blog), but due to our obsessive-compulsive excitement about release of The Discipleship Program tomorrow (yes, I did say “the”), I have not had much time to get stuff up here on the blog. Therefore, I point you to my friend Trevin Wax (author of Counterfeit Gospels), as he put together a wonderful post in response to N.T. Wright on hell.
The whole post is worth the read, but this stood out to me the most:
“Perhaps the caricature of “God as capricious monster” exists out there, somewhere. But I have yet to run across non-Christians who conceive of God this way. In my conversations with non-Christians, I am more likely to hear them articulate a vision of God that is held captive to Western notions of “love” (sentimentalism) and “fairness.” I don’t run across many people who are afraid of hell or final judgment. Instead, I see people who resemble those in Noah’s day, eating and drinking and marrying without any sense that judgment is coming.”
Out of this world, Trevin. Thanks.