In the midst of the “discussions” going on online about Rob Bell’s new book, I remembered something Tim Keller said in a video I saw a while back.
The video below is from the a talk Keller gave at the Veritas Forums on March 4, 2008, at The University of California, Berkeley. This is before The Reason for God came out and it covers many of the topics in the book. I’d encourage you to check out the whole video, but I’ve set the video to jump to a particular point relevant to the topic of hell (ending around 1:05:50).
In light of all the “controversy” I thought this might shed light on a perspective of hell that many Christians don’t consider. Now I have no idea if this is Bell’s view of hell or not. It’s just that as I watched the video for his new book, this talk by Keller came to mind.
By the way, if you haven’t read Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God, do yourself a favor and pick it up.
I really like his statement: “God only gives you what you want.” I think it puts a lot of things in perspective.