Oprah Puts Rob Bell on Her Spiritual A-Team

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Eckhart Tolle. Rhonda Byrne. Elizabeth Gilbert. ...Rob Bell? Yes, the moment has arrived. After encouraging us to learn from Tolle about 'The Power of Now', pushing us to unlock 'The Secret' with Byrne, and exhorting us to let Gilbert teach us to 'Eat, Pray, Love,' Oprah has added Rob Bell to her list of must-read spiritual gurus. This month the media mogul picked Bell's recent offering What We Talk About When We Talk About God as her 'Super Soulful Book of the … [Read more...]

What Rob Bell Talks About At the Areopagus

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Is God still relevant for the modern world? Rob Bell thinks so, and we do too. But the real question is: how? Paul’s debate with the philosophers at the Areopagus remains a favorite story of mine. The Areopagus, or Mars Hill, in Athens was the cultural and intellectual center of the ancient world, so when the apostle Paul was asked to speak there on this strange new teaching about “Jesus” and “the Resurrection,” he spoke with great erudition and made an appeal for the Gospel tailored … [Read more...]

So Rob Bell Wrote Another Book about God—Some Thoughts before Actually Reading It

Article originally posted at Derek Rishmawy's Reformedish blog, derekzrishmawy.com. A couple of years ago, Rob Bell wrote a little book about Heaven, Hell, and all that God stuff. You might have heard of it. If you haven't, don't worry about it—he didn't say anything new. (Or necessarily very good. I'll be honest, even though I was a Bell fan in college, I was pretty disappointed with that last book.) In any case, it kicked off a little bit of a crap-storm in the Evangelical world. Well, … [Read more...]


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