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Rob Bell, Oprah Winfrey, and Christianity’s Identity Crisis
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 12:19pm | Type: Blog

Oprah Winfrey explores the crisis facing Christianity — whether God is for human flourishing or against it; whether God is love or a mixture of love and hate. Christianity is fa ...

Top 3 Reasons Rob Bell Matters: Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 8
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Maybe what I appreciate most about this book is the sense of wonder it provides. The book and our conversations have reminded me that nothing simply “is what it is.” (The Contr ...

Getting Ahead of Ourselves? (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 7)
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

Nuanced or not, are Christians, especially evangelicals, perceived as being against things like peacemaking? (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another firestorm wit ...

God For Us and The Scandal of Being Good (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 6)
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

At the heart of the Christian message lies the ridiculous, absurd, and even scandalous message that God is for everyone. (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another f ...

Awake My Soul (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 5)
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

Why does Rob write this stuff? Whose side is he on? Yours. Mine. Ours. It's the Monday after Easter, and I couldn't think of a better day to talk about God being with us ...

Faith and Doubt Dancing on Good Friday (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 4)
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Good Friday is good because on that day Jesus revealed who God is at a fundamental level. God is the one who responds to our violence and destruction with the forgiveness and love that defined Jesus’ life. “Lo ...

What Do You Mean, 'Open,' Rob? (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 3)
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Scientific inquiry and Biblical interpretation are not the same thing. So what's Rob's purpose for this chapter? (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another ...

The God of Jesus: Beyond Religious Tribalism (Rob Bell Blogaglogue, Part 2)
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 6:33am | Type: Blog

Rob Bell isn’t making up new ways to talk about God. Throughout the book, Rob explores what God has done in the past and how God continues to pull all humans into a global future that has “greater and greater ...