The Jazz Theologian

Chad Holtz lost his job because he struggles with hell.  What did he do for a living? He was a pastor.

Marrow Chapel in Henderson, North Carolina, dismissed him not because he doesn’t believe in hell but because he struggles with the concept.  Here are Pastor Holtz’s own words:

“I think justice comes and judgment will happen, but I don’t think that means an eternity of torment.  But I can understand why people in my church aren’t ready to leave that behind.  It’s something I’m still grappling with myself.”

(Click here to read the story, “Pastor Loses Job After Questioning Hell’s Existence” or you click here to read Chad Holtz’s own blog)

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Do you need your pastor to believe in hell?

What if he believes in hell but doesn’t preach about it?

If not believing in hell is a firing offense what other things should pastors be losing their jobs for? (For example, should pastors be dismissed if they don’t care for the poor or orphans.  By the way, Pastor Holtz does have two adopted children)

Are you ok with a pastor that has doubts and yet serves faithfully?

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