Tuesday, April 26, 2011

N.T. Wright on what hell "is" and where it is located.

As you know, Rob Bell's book Love Wins has caused many to resurrect the conversation about the nature of hell. Does hell exist? Does a loving God send people to hell?

In two short videos below, N.T. Wright explains his view on what hell "is" and where hell is located. As I pointed out in my review of Love wins, Bell is not the first one to question the popular view of heaven and hell. What do you think of what Wright has to say?


  1. You're right that one must be a brave leader to discuss this subject. I have not heard anyone discuss hell and its implications in any setting in my entire life.

  2. I think he's right on. CS LEwis images resonate with what he says: a separating into nothingness into apartness by ones own cussed decision making when the blue bus to heaven is right there for you to hop on. You don't.
    (The Great Divorce- CS Lewis).

  3. lensive@hotmail.comJuly 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    There's only one problem here that N T Wright hasn't mentioned, viz, what about all those people who do bad things because of their upbringing--the beaten becoming a beater, the raped a rapist, and so on. We all know people whose good upbringing is like a staff they carry with them, it supports them when they need it.
    Then there's another angle with which to view this, viz, the idea of how stupendous the universe is: infinite and expanding, marvelous beyond all thought--isn't it a bit premature to pronounce on humanity's future when everything about us spells "incredible beyond all imagining". In other words, maybe God has something salvific up his sleeve after all. If we could never have imagined how extraordinary life is, why isn't it possible that a loving God longs to make things right and, in his own way and time will?