About Me

My photo

I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Speaking Seriously and Sensitively about Hell to the Sons of this Age and the Next - Reformation21 Blog

Speaking Seriously and Sensitively about Hell to the Sons of this Age and the Next - Reformation21 Blog

What is the preacher to do with hell and eternal punishment? In our day and age these truths strike some as comical and others as cruel. To some, hell is a joke. It's about little devils in red tights (so teach the cartoonists). It's a place where illicit pleasures are indulged (if we believe the entertainment media, not to mention the porn industry). It conjures up images of old-fashioned, red-faced TV preachers (before they figured out that only "nice" plays on the tube) preaching the disdained "hellfire and brimstone" sermon. On the other hand, in more thoughtful settings - major universities, mainline seminaries, serious print media - the mere admission of one's belief in such a destination for the unredeemed evokes sheer horror from the enlightened. How could you possibly believe something so primitive, so backwards, so mean, so exclusive, so intolerant? A rampant relativism and universalism makes hell the only heresy.

The Rob Bell Debate: A Reader's Digest, with Suggested Resources

from C.J. Mahaney's view from the cheap seats & other stuff

About Kevin DeYoung

Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. Married to Trisha with four young children. More…

Kevin DeYoung|12:01 am CT

God Is Still Holy and What You Learned in Sunday School Is Still True: A Review of “Love Wins”

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2011/03/14/rob-bell-love-wins-review/