As you know, I care about the doctrine of Hell. Dangerous, difficult, and tempting stuff that. The Emergent end of the blogosphere is hanging on every word Brian McLaren and his book The Last Word and the Word After That has to offer, and are giving it and him a good run.
A dear non-blogging colleague once ruefully remarked that two of the biggest issues taken seriously today in Christian theology are the question of universal salvation and the question of the divine economy, which includes the doctrine of the Trinity, and the Unitarian Universalists have nothing to say and nobody to speak to either issue. (In case you wondered why I cast my net ecumenically.)
Part of me really wants to read McLaren’s book; part of me thinks that I’ve read 150 year old books that say the same thing. Nevertheless, I’ll probably get it. Until I read it, I’ll hold off from any substantive comment.
Andrew Jones a.k.a. TallSkinnyKiwi — who is a bit taller, much thinner, and far more New-Zealand-esque than I — has a little rundown of the buzz.