One of my favorite reads last year was one that I read through with the Theoforum fellas, by Timothy Keller, The Reason for God. There was only one chapter, as I recall, that seemed to come short of a giving a robust and unapologetically biblical answer to the objection of skeptics. It was the chapter on hell, and it struck me as a bit soft. I like Keller’s winsomeness and want to imitate it. Here, I didn’t feel Keller was merely winsome. It seemed, well, soft.
Here and there, I’ve heard that C.S. Lewis was light on hell. The first link is merely a passing statement made by Mark Dever on Lewis’ unbiblical presentation with respect to hell that, in light of my recent reading of Keller on the topic, piqued my interest. The second is a post from John Piper. He finds Lewis wanting on the topic and so provides some helpful counterpoint.
Check out Keller’s great book. It really is outstanding. Read and enjoy, and let me know if you think I’m out to lunch on the hell-chapter.