About 15 years ago, Carlton Pearson had what you might call a revelation. It occurred to him that ideas that had informed his entire adult life — about heaven and hell, and what it takes to avoid one and enter the other — were just not true. What was a big deal for his personal faith became a much bigger one in his professional life, because Carlton Pearson presided over one of the country's biggest Pentecostal congregations in Tulsa, Okla., and his rejection of that theology for what he calls the "gospel of inclusion" would cost him just about everything he had. His story was the basis for a segment on the public radio program This American Life , and is now the subject of the new movie Come Sunday, now out via Netflix. (It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, who...
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The Evangelical Bishop Who Stopped Believing In Hell, Now On Netflix