I finally gave my pastor a letter, explaining my hope in universal reconciliation and answering a few of his questions, that I’d worked on for weeks. I heard nothing. A few days later I sent him the link to Parry’s article on the 7 Myths of Universalism in the Baptist Times, thought he might find it interesting. Also, gave him the link to Parry’s blog with one of the questions he’d asked me about whether a person will go to heaven regardless of how they respond to Christ on earth.
I got a response!
He attached the info. from Matt Slick, most of which I found to be completely inaccurate and so don’t want to bother posting here. Also, he attached a long section about Unitarian Universalists and I was able to clarify that I reject their beliefs.