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Speaking Soberly and Sensitively about Hell

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ow should preachers communicate about hell and eternal punishment? Today these truths strike some as comical and others as cruel. In conservative Christian circles, serious scholars of evangelical reputation have created significant doubts about the traditional doctrine in the minds of some of our finest young preachers. Others ignore it in reaction to its misuse in their fundamentalist youth. And some church-growth practitioners have banished hell from their evangelistic lexicon because, they say, it doesn't speak to our generation and it drives some away.

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Issue: "Hell: Putting the Fire Out?" May/June 2002 Vol. 11 No. 3 Page number(s): 21-24

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