Rob Bell: Resurrection

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5 Good Reasons to (Temporarily) Leave the Church

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In my recent response to Christianity Today's take on Don Miller (and, by some degree of separation, Rob Bell and Brian McLaren), I said, Farewell.And while I intended that farewell to be somewhat ironic (playing off the famous Farewell, Rob Bell from conservative Calvinist gatekeeper John Piper) and nuanced, some commenters took it as a harsh line in the sand toward Don. They saw Don's statement about no longer attending church as a sign of transition. He is just making his way out of the p … [Read more...]

Farewell, Don Miller

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So Don Miller wrote a post about how he doesn't really need to go to church anymore. And the response was so ginormous that he posted a follow up to splain himself and get everyone to simmer down. And obviously that didn't work, because after millions of corrective tweets and comments, the Parse blog over at Christianity Today responded this week with what amounts to an official evangelical breakup post.Basically it said: Farewell, Don Miller.Oh, and then Don called the whole thing a … [Read more...]

Video: “Culture Has Shifted” – Is Rob Bell’s Answer to the Gay Question Biblical?

Rob is peppered with questions/challenges regarding his view of culture shift and homosexuality on the Unbelievable radio show in the UK. What do you think - are his answers sufficiently biblical, or do they simply accomodate to the culture? Or is he providing some needed nuance regarding hermeneutics and human experience?Watch this video and let me know your thoughts!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF9uo_P0nNI&feature=youtu.be … [Read more...]

Evangelicals Discerning an Issue

In my last post about "Boundaries" I mentioned that our church plant had once discerned the issue in question - the issue Rob Bell made a clear pronouncement on last week - the issue of gay rights/gay marriage. And we discerned it from a self-consciously evangelical perspective. I want to share what we came out with, in the hopes that it may be of help to you in your context.Note that this post is also an attempt at demonstrating the real point of my last post: that local, contextual, … [Read more...]

What We Talk About When We Talk About God

Will you be getting/reading Rob Bell's new book? If so, why? If not, why not?Here's the trailer:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwVUr2_6tW8  … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll & the Empty Politic of Evangelicalism

We evangelicals have a problem.And the problem is, simply put, that we do not know how to tell the truth.If that sounds harsh, hear what I mean: it is not that we don't think we are telling the truth (we do), it is that we have so constructed the "master signifiers" of our faith and life that we no longer know how to be really, deeply honest - with ourselves or with the world. And, unfortunately, it is the world that is the most painfully aware of this.I've spent a good deal of … [Read more...]


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