Listen to N.T. Wright talk about hell:
I think Wright is right on hell. It’s less cartoonish and more horrifying than the popular depictions. In some ways he is following C.S. Lewis, who depicted hell as the final state of humans who reject bearing God’s image in their humanity. It’s not that God “sends” people to hell in some kind of vindictive pout-fest, but simply allows humans to reject Him and His image in them.
So it’s ultimately like God says to those who want nothing to do with him, “Thy will be done” and what happens when people are separated from the life and love of Christ could be called “hell.”