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Time and eternity. That is the theme we have been working on. Remember the touchstone concept from Dallas Willard: “We are unceasing spiritual beings with an eternal destiny in God’s great universe.” In the last Perspective we thought together about time. So, now on to eternity. And specifically to that aspect of eternity dubbed “hell.”

Hell—an uncomfortable notion, to be sure. I don’t mind telling you that I am the most uneasy about this aspect of our theme. I wish I could avoid discussing it altogether. I’m eager to get on to the subject of heaven. But if we are to take the biblical revelation seriously we must wrestle with the subject of hell. My discomfort (yours too, perhaps) is simply beside the point. . .

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Richard Foster

Richard Foster, is a Christian theologian and author. He is founder of Renovaré (a Christian nonprofit established in1988 to help people in becoming more like Jesus) and served as its president until 2008; he continues to serve in an advisory role. Foster has been a professor at Friends University and pastor of Evangelical Friends churches. He earned his Doctor of Pastoral Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and received an honorary doctorate from Houghton College. He is possibly best known for his 1978 book Celebration of Discipline, which sold over one million copies. It was named by Christianity Today as one of the top ten books of the 20th century.


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