School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

2012/2013 Events


Film screening + panel discussion

For many Christians, belief in hell as a place of eternal torment for the wicked is an indisputable tenet of Christian orthodoxy. In their view, rejecting or modifying this belief is tantamount to rejecting Christianity, itself. But a growing number of believers disagree. They argue that we can have a loving God or we can have eternal hell, but we can’t have both.

Hellbound? is a provocative, critically acclaimed documentary that wades right into the center of this debate. Featuring interviews with controversial Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll; screenwriting guru (and atheist) Robert McKee; self-proclaimed exorcist Bob Larson; the purveyors of a “hell house” in Dallas, TX; “Oderous Urungus,” lead singer of the rock band GWAR; and the notorious Westboro Baptists, Hellbound? presents a challenging, eclectic and entertaining mixture of views from across the theological spectrum.

Does hell exist? If so, who goes there, and why? Hellbound? is a probing, incendiary journey that ensures viewers will never look at hell the same way again.


  • Ron Dart has taught Political Science, Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley since 1990. Prior to that he spent a decade on staff with Amnesty International. He has written 25 books and published dozens of articles on topics ranging from Canadian politics to beat poetry.
  • Dr. Brad Jersak is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC. Brad co-founded Fresh Wind Press with Kevin Miller in 2003. He is currently on faculty at Westminster Theological Centre in the UK and serves as Editor of the Clarion Journal. His book, Her Gates Will Never Be Shut, addresses the biblical and theological issues discussed in Hellbound?
  • Chris Morrissey is a professor of Philosophy at Redeemer Pacific College, the Catholic liberal arts college at Trinity Western University, where he also teaches courses in the Latin language and in Greek and Roman history.
  • Ned Vankevich (moderator)is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media + Communication and member of the School of Arts, Media + Culture at Trinity Western University. He teaches a wide variety of courses related to filmmaking and film criticism. He has also won numerous filmmaking and television awards.

Monday, January 21
Time: 7pm
Place: Northwest Auditorium, TWU
Cost: $5 at the door
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