[trigger warning :: rape, sexual abuse]
as i write this, i just wrapped up two talks at my church. i chatted about jesus throwing a temple tantrum to a group of high schoolers. i told some stories about the messiah, threw a table, and then wrapped up my evening facilitating a conversation with some 30 or 40 college students about hell.
the end result of that chat was that barney may be either the beast or the anti-christ (that’s a joke, folks — you can laugh), the lake of fire is either bright and very hot or very dark and cold, and we’re not quite certain how best to give a visual representation of this very real space. the group of students have been influenced by everyone from rob bell to jonathan edwards to dante and their parents, so the conversation was…diverse.
respectful, but diverse.