Our Christian faith teaches us that our lives do not end with physical death. But this raises important questions about the afterlife and our relationship to it—especially Hell.
As a Christian, do I have to believe that God condemns some people to an eternity of fiery torment? On the other hand, how can I trust God’s justice if wicked people get a pass in the afterlife?
What does the present life look like when we live it in the light of the next? Could Hell be good news?
In this new St. James Faith Lab series, all are welcome to learn how historic beliefs about Hell were constructed and how they affect us psychologically and spiritually today.
Join Dr. Bill Yarchin, Fr. Richard Rubin, and Dr. Nancy McLaughlin for this Faith Lab series every second Sunday of the month, from Jan. 14th to June 9th at 9 a.m. in the Lab. The next session will be on Sunday, Feb. 11th.
Future sessions of this series will be on:
Part 2: The New Testament on hell (Feb. 11th)
Part 3: The soul and its fate
Part 4: The afterlife according to medieval writers
Part 5: Psychological effects of afterlife belief
Part 6: Afterlife and Christian mission in the world