The latest 9Marks eJournal takes up the difficult doctrine of hell, from a number of angles (pastorally, theologically, exegetically).
I’ll reproduce the contents below, but in the next post I’ll recommend a book that they don’t have listed but that would be my first recommendation for people struggling with this topic.
Pastoral Perspectives on Hell
Mark Dever, Pastoral Fearmongering, Manipulation, and Hell
Our culture sneers at fear, as if there really is nothing to fear but fear itself. Yet Jesus told people to fear hell, and pastors today should do the same.
Kevin DeYoung, There’s Something Worse than Death
The doctrine of hell is ballast for our ministries, which will help us sail straight toward our most urgent task: proclaiming the gospel.
Sinclair Ferguson, What Then Shall We Preach on Hell?
Hell is an awful and overwhelming reality. Yet where Scripture speaks, pastors must not be silent. Here’s some practical help for this demanding calling.
Hell in Biblical and Theological Perspective
Greg Gilbert, Why Hell Is Integral to the Gospel
Some think that by minimizing or ignoring hell, they are making God more glorious and more loving. Far from it! The horror of what we have been saved from only intensifies the glory and wonder of our salvation.
Andrew David Naselli, Hellfire and Brimstone: Interpreting the New Testament’s Descriptions of Hell
The New Testament graphically and horrifically describes hell, which raises a thorny question: how should we interpret those dreadful images?
James M. Hamilton Jr., How Does Hell Glorify God?
Hell glorifies God by vindicating his holiness and faithfulness to his word, demonstrating his infinite worth, and magnifying his mercy and love toward the redeemed.
Gavin Ortlund, An Annotated Bibliography on Hell
This article contains brief reviews of seven key books on hell.
You can access the whole journal as a PDF by clicking the image below: