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Cult of Personality

Last year, Rob Bell wrote a controversial book on who goes to heaven and who goes to hell. Then he resigned his role as teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church. Now, his successor Shane Hipps is resigning because the megachurch is falling apart and the board has decided to reorganize, placing the teaching pastor¬†under… Continue reading Cult of Personality

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Chicago Tribune gives us a Mention

Last week, I had an interview with Tom Breen of the Associate Press last week. A quote from the interview appeared in anarticle that got picked up by The Chicago Tribune. He called me primarily because of the way I responded to Rob Bell's book Love Wins. In a couple of subsequent articles, I discussed… Continue reading Chicago Tribune gives us a Mention

Church, Definitions, Doesn't Fit in a Category, Personal, Prayers, Things We Shouldn't Discuss

“To Be With God”

Heaven. That place where you go when you die. First, you stroll through the pearly gates and meet St. Peter, then you get a crown and a mansion and can eat all you want. There's a temple and lots of holy people around, angels singing from the clouds. You get a harp. It's great. Of course, that image is entirely wrong. Oh, some of it is in the Scriptures, but the way we perceive it and the way it will truly be are two different things.

Definitions, Theology, Things We Shouldn't Discuss

Following Up on Rob Bell’s Love Wins

Yesterday, I posted an entry about Rob Bell and his latest book, Love Wins. in it, I noted that I think Rob's theology is a bit loopy and that his definition of hell is different from my own. Today, I want to take my thoughts a bit further and point out where Rob misses the… Continue reading Following Up on Rob Bell’s Love Wins

Book Reviews, Theology, Things We Shouldn't Discuss

The Unorthodox Review of Rob Bell’s Latest

I finished reading Love Wins. Maybe I am more of an apostate than I thought I was, but I did not see anything Rob said that denied the orthodox views of the afterlife. What I did read was an earnest attempt by a very hip pastor to explain how something like hell and judgment can… Continue reading The Unorthodox Review of Rob Bell’s Latest

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Hey, Rob Bell Wrote a Controversial Book!

You may not have noticed, but here are some people who have. http://www.redletterchristians.org/love-wins-rob-bell-and-the-new-calvinists/ http://www.patheos.com/community/jesuscreed/2011/03/19/rob-bell-reviews/ http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/features/25030-is-rob-bell-a-universalist http://www.albertmohler.com/2011/03/16/we-have-seen-all-this-before-rob-bell-and-the-reemergence-of-liberal-theology/ http://www.jesusneedsnewpr.net/my-thoughts-about-rob-bells-interview-lovewins/ http://www.russellmoore.com/2011/03/15/the-blood-drained-gospel-of-rob-bell/ http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/april/lovewins.html http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=34868 These are just the links from the last day or two. The book was released on Tuesday and has been flying off the shelves. Christianbook.com announced on their website that due to the controversial nature… Continue reading Hey, Rob Bell Wrote a Controversial Book!

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Why Does Rob Bell Gets Under People’s Skin?

Many of the readers of this blog may not be aware of who Rob Bell is or why I say he gets under people's skin. Let me explain. Rob Bell is the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has written several books that have irritated people to no end.… Continue reading Why Does Rob Bell Gets Under People’s Skin?