I received this note from a reader, and I’m tossing it out there to see if anyone is experiencing this. Some of you my have to write anonymously or pseudonymously to protect your job …
I know of a handful of folks who work at churches who have been asked to appear before their senior pastor and asked to give their view on Rob Bell’s new book. One pastor I know had a promotion taken away because of what he said to his senior pastor.
I would love to hear stories on how those who have supported Rob in the past and used his materials in ministry, if they have been “forced to come out of the closet” on any of their theological beliefs, or if they have been talk aside and grilled.I’m not sure if this discussioin is fruitful but I think it needs to be exposed or at least discussed.
And yet another angle on the fall out of this book: My friend who lost the promotion essentially said when advertising the book Rob perhaps didn’t stop to think how it would affect the rest of us.
Are there any stories out there?