The fourth international Rethinking Hell conference will be held on Saturday July 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.” Our speakers include public theologian Ian Packer, author and Hell expert David Powys, and Rethinking Hell's own Chris Date, Matthew Flannagan, and Glenn Peoples.
Standard tickets for Friday/Saturday cost $35. However, the price is only $25 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.
Rev. Ian Packer is a Baptist minister and lecturer in Theology and Ethics at Morling College in Sydney, Australia. Previously, he served as Director of Public Theology at the Australian Evangelical Alliance, Assistant Director of the EA's Centre for Christianity and Society, and as part of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance. Ian's conviction is that there is no sphere of life excluded from the call to follow Jesus Christ.
Rev. Dr. David Powys is a Bible Scholar and Anglican minister at St. John's in Melbourne, Australia. David's academic work on Hell has been recommended by J.I. Packer and others. His monograph, “Hell: A Hard Look at a Hard Question: The Fate of the Unrighteous in New Testament Thought” is recommended reading for serious students of the topic. David is passionate about applying the Bible to everyday life.
Chris Date is a well-known author, editor, speaker, debater, blogger and podcast host. As an expert on conditional immortality and the evangelical hell debate, he has been mentioned in the New York Times, has debated Dr. Albert Mohler, and been interviewed on the popular One Minute Apologist series. Chris is passionate about fostering unity among evangelicals on this controversial yet important topic.
Dr. Matthew Flannagan is a well-known theologian, philosopher and apologist, who teaches philosophy and theology at St. Peter's College, Auckland. His areas of expertise include Philosophy of Religion, and the field of Old Testament Ethics, about which he has co-authored a number of popular books with others such as Paul Copan and William Lane Craig.
Dr. Glenn Peoples is a well-known theologian, philosopher and apologist based in Wellington. Glenn's areas of expertise include Christology, religion in the public square, ethics and the doctrine of hell. His writings in these areas are available in various books and journals, and also, together with social commentary, at his website, Right Reason.
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Windsor Park Baptist Church is located at 550 East Coast Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland.