Explaining Hell, explaining Joshua

jml is in Hobart. We drank three plungers of coffee and ate bacon and eggs yesterday. It was summer yesterday; Tassie had a good summer this year.

We were discussing some of the drawbacks of the otherwise wonderful book, Reason for God by Tim Keller. One comment jml made was well worth repeating (I quote loosely):

If you explain Hell well, you have also explained holy war in the Old Testament. If you don't explain Hell well, you still have to explain holy war.