How good is 'The Good Place'?
Is heaven and hell just a joke? At first glance the Netflix comedy series ‘The Good Place’ appears to be mocking God. How can the producers take serious subjects - the big moral questions of existence and the afterlife - and turn them into a joke? But perhaps it's not so. David Robertson and Stephen McAlpine look at the themes raised in this popular series and unpack what it says about secular Western society, what it says about God and what it says about justice. Does the Christian story have more to say?
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David Robertson is an experienced presenter and debater on the place of the Christian faith in the public sphere, a prolific blogger at The Wee Flea and he was the minister at St Peter's Free Church in Dundee, Scotland for 27 years. David joins City Bible Forum in 2019 to lead a new initiative called Third Space.
Stephen McAlpine works both as a pastor at Providence Church in Perth, and for City Bible Forum. He writes and speaks on matters of culture, theology and the church, and blogs at stephenmcalpine.com. Stephen and his wife Jill have been involved in church planting in Perth for more than a decade, while Jill also runs a Clinical Psychology practice and trains churches and other organisations in establishing good models of pastoral care. They have two children, Sophie and Declan.