(Brian Jones) At first glance you’d probably think I’m resistant to change. I don’t drink Starbucks coffee. I’m still not used to women having tattoos. I’m not getting an earring any time soon. And my wife says I still have the same haircut I had when I was in fifth grade. I assume she thinks that’s a bad thing. By all appearances, you’d think I’m someone that wants to keep things just the way they are. But I’m not. I love change.

I love the thrill of staying current, or even staying one step ahead. I love anticipating trends. I’m usually not too concerned with running with the pack. But there is one change that troubles me: It’s the lack of talk about hell by pastors. I’m not troubled by who is going to hell. Unfortunately for Boston Red Sox fans, this is one thing we all agree upon. I’m troubled by the lack of talk about, writing about, preaching about, and deeply held conviction regarding the reality of hell by pastors today. Why is this happening? CONTINUE