A few things first.
All three essays are written by professing Christians, and as such, I expect the utmost respect to be shown to one another. Disagreement is encouraged, but condescension and a lack of charity are discouraged.
The goal isn't to provide an exhaustive commentary on all bible passages or philosophical arguments. Instead, this is more an attempt to boil things down to bite-size chunks that are more easily expanded upon.
Each writer has 700 words to make their case. Their responses may be as long as they would like, but since I am moderating this series, I have the right to delete a comment or request a rewrite.
Likely, since we are all good boys and girls, this shouldn't happen.
I may add a follow up post to this series, offering links to various responses by the contributors. I know the annihilationist contributor plans on offering a response or two.
Thanks to each author!
Eternal Conscious Torment
May this debate continue in far greater respect than has been conducted elsewhere. Please engage and enjoy. May He be glorified.