That’s a really helpful post. I’d read that article before, and the chapter in Reason For God on hell, and thought it needed a critique from someone more committed to narrative theology. As much as I like Keller’s preaching and style, it does seem he’s becoming a bit of an unquestioned authority (and he adopts a more sober, intellectual tone than, say, Mark Driscoll).
I’ve heard him use Miroslav Wolf’s argument about how a loving God must judge evil (in the context of murder, genocide etc) to then argue for an eternal hell, as if wrath automatically equals hell, or if you give up on the doctrine of eternal torment you’re giving up on a God who judges evil.
something I’d be interested to know is, are the likes of Keller, Piper, Driscoll and D.A Carson (Gagging of God argues for a position similar to Keller’s on hell) aware of the narrative arguments, or just so committed to Reformed doctrines they’d rather not know?