Afterlife Resources

 Image: Paradiso, by Gustav Dore’

Image: Paradiso, by Gustav Dore’

As Promised

In last Sunday’s sermon, I mentioned that I’d post some resources here that further elaborate on some of the streams of thought that I’ve studied, causing me to rethink my views on the afterlife, Heaven, and Hell. I have posted the resources below.

If you didn’t get a chance to hear the sermon, you may want watch/listen to it first before proceeding.


Hellbound? (Movie)

Does Hell exist? If so, who goes there, and why? Hellbound?

Hellbound? is a provocative, critically acclaimed documentary that wades right into the center of this debate. The film presents a challenging, eclectic and entertaining mixture of views from across the theological spectrum.

Available on: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, GooglePlay, and Vudu


Books

 Universalism: The Prevailing Doctrine Of The Christian Church During It’s First Five-Hundred Years  by J.W. Hanson  Content:  Advanced    Available at Amazon

Universalism: The Prevailing Doctrine Of The Christian Church During It’s First Five-Hundred Years

by J.W. Hanson

Content: Advanced

Available at Amazon

 On First Principles: A foundational work in the development of Christian thought and doctrine. It is the first attempt in history at a systematic Christian theology.  by Origen Admantius  Content:  Advanced    Available at Amazon

On First Principles: A foundational work in the development of Christian thought and doctrine. It is the first attempt in history at a systematic Christian theology.

by Origen Admantius

Content: Advanced

Available at Amazon

 The Gospel of Inclusion: Reaching Beyond Religious Fundamentalism to the True Love of God and Self  by Carlton Pearson  Content:  Intermediate    Available at Amazon

The Gospel of Inclusion: Reaching Beyond Religious Fundamentalism to the True Love of God and Self

by Carlton Pearson

Content: Intermediate

Available at Amazon

 Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived  by Rob Bell  Content:  Intermediate    Available at Amazon

Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

by Rob Bell

Content: Intermediate

Available at Amazon


 
 Ryan Phipps is the Senior Minister at Church In Bethesda.  Raised in the church, becoming a pastor was the one thing Ryan vowed he would never do. After spending many years away from faith, he found that for all of its flaws, the church can still occupy a unique place of good in the world if it is willing to evolve with reason and empathy.  Ryan has a special place in his heart for those who have been damaged or disillusioned by the church, and longs to lead those within it toward a more just and generous expression of itself.  Ryan is an  INTJ  on the MBTI and a  5w4  on the Enneagram

Ryan Phipps is the Senior Minister at Church In Bethesda.

Raised in the church, becoming a pastor was the one thing Ryan vowed he would never do. After spending many years away from faith, he found that for all of its flaws, the church can still occupy a unique place of good in the world if it is willing to evolve with reason and empathy.

Ryan has a special place in his heart for those who have been damaged or disillusioned by the church, and longs to lead those within it toward a more just and generous expression of itself.

Ryan is an INTJ on the MBTI and a 5w4 on the Enneagram

Ryan Phipps