About the Conference

About the Conference

The fourth international Rethinking Hell conference will be held on July 14th-15th, 2017, at Windsor Park Baptist Church in Mairangi Bay, Auckland. Hosted by Chris Date of Rethinking Hell, this will be an occasion for evangelical Christians to consider Hell and Conditional Immortality on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This year, the theme of the conference is “Conditional Immortality: The Unfinished Business of the Reformation.” Some of our speakers will be Rethinking Hell's own Chris Date, Matthew Flannagan, and Glenn Peoples.

The conference will be held on Friday evening and all day on Saturday (July 14th-15th). The Friday evening runs from 7pm until at least 9pm. If you are unable to attend on Saturday you may attend Friday evening for free (however you must obtain tickets beforehand). Saturday begins at 10am and runs through to an evening panel, starting at 6pm.

Standard tickets for Friday/Saturday cost $35. However, the price is only $25 if you order by May 21st, or any time for groups of 5 or more, or if you are eligible for a concession discount. Refreshments will be provided and lunch and an evening meal will be available for purchase either from the conference venue or nearby restaurants. Please note: catering options will be made available soon.


More speakers to be announced soon. This year's speakers include:


We welcome papers on the conference theme, to be presented during breakout sessions on the Saturday. The theme is intentionally broad, and may treat the topic of conditional immortality from the vantage of various disciplines, such as biblical exegesis, theology, history, philosophy, spiritual formation, pastoral, etc.

If you would like to present a paper, please submit a concise proposal to us as soon as possible. Your proposal should include an abstract, a short personal/academic biography, and any additional comments. Please limit your submission to 1-2 pages.

The conference leadership will respond to all submissions as soon as they are reviewed. Approved presenters will receive free conference admission (so don't register). If you are presenting your paper at the conference, you will have 60 minutes, which should include 10-15 minutes for interaction with your audience. With this in mind, a length of 20-25 pages would be ideal.