In July Kevin Miller came to Newton Abbot for a screening of Hellbound? the Movie. As you'd expect the reaction and response to the documentary was mixed with the issues raised highly contentious to some. A few of us gathered together last week to discuss the themes and statements made in the film.
For those who are unaware, Hellbound? is a film that explores the Christian doctrine and understanding of hell and challenges the traditional belief that hell is a place of eternal conscious torment. The film interviews various pastors, theologians and writers to present a variety of views and beliefs from across the theological spectrum.
As I watched it I was aware that what Kevin was seeking to do through the film was argue that universal reconciliation (UR) is a belief that can be held by Christians and still be deemed as sitting within orthodox Christianity.
Kevin and I were able to chat a fair amount while he was here in the UK and what he found useful about doing a screening here was to gain an understanding on this issue from a UK perspective. I hope this article will help that understanding a little more.
I think Kevin is a great guy who I've got a lot of time for. In the making of Hellbound? it seems that people are quick to judge him, condemn him and dismiss him, and that is unfair. Sarah and I were struck by his humility, gentleness and warmth. This is simply a side-note, but one that I think is needed to be heard.
So a few people gathered at my place to reflect further on Hellbound? and the issues it raised and to