I heard Rob Bell, founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, for the first time last year in Denver during his “Drops Like Stars” tour. I went with some hesitation, knowing he was a mega-church kind of pastor and that it might not be my style. (Mars Hill Church meets in a converted shopping mall and draws some 11,000 to two services each Sunday.) But my good friend Scott, a progressive Disciples of Christ pastor, convinced me I’d love him. I went, and I did.
Here’s his latest piece on the Resurrection. I’ve heard some ask if he’s trying too hard in this video. What do you think? What do you find compelling, or not, about the piece?