Hell and the Love of God Debate (Part 1 of 3) VIDEO

On April 10, 2013, the Socratic Society at Oregon State University invited Todd Miles and Christian Piatt to debate on the topic; “Hell and the Love of God.” Dr. Miles took the position that hell, as a place of eternal, conscious suffering, was consistent with a God of love. Mr. Piatt took the position that a loving God was not consistent with the contemporary Christian notion of such a fate.

Following is Dr. Miles’ argument. In Part 2, Mr. Piatt presents his argument. In part 3, the two cross-examine each other.

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About Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He has a memoir on faith, family and parenting called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, and Hachette published his first hardcover book, "postChristian: What's left? Can we fix it? Do we care?" in 2014. His first novel, "Blood Doctrine," has been optioned by a Hollywood production company for a possible TV series.

Christian is the cofounder and cohost of the Homebrewed CultureCast, a podcast about popular culture, current events and spirituality that has a weekly audience of 25,000 people (http://homebrewedchristianity.com/category/culturecast/).

Preorder Christian's next book, "Not That Kind of Christian: Loving God without being an a**hole," at https://squareup.com/market/christianpiatt.

For more information about Christian, visit www.christianpiatt.com, or find him on Twitter (www.twitter.com/christianpiatt) or Facebook.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Douglas-Hagler/848645164 Douglas Hagler

    Few things are as chilling, to me, as people calmly describing Hell as if it is something other than horrific.

    Maybe he should read these 95 Tweets?


    • http://www.facebook.com/christiandpiatt Christian Piatt

      Maybe you should nail them to his church door?

  • Alison

    This is a very interesting viewpoint. I enjoy listening to these debates on Hell and discussing them.