The writers on the ethnically and racially diverse panel discussed how politics has strained their relationships with American evangelicalism and has highlighted what they see as the church’s silence on the problems of racism and sexual abuse.
Rare is the person who wants hell to exist because they need it for themselves. We need hell as a convenient place to put all the people we hate. As an option for ourselves and our loved ones, well, hell becomes a lot less popular.
In Lynchburg they aimed to fellowship, and to reaffirm their values — but also to serve as a thorn in the side of those who promote a conservative brand of their faith that has aligned itself with President Trump.