Rob Bell, controversial author and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, affirmed and openly endorsed gay marriage Sunday at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral in response to a question regarding same-sex marriage.
- March 18, 2013 |
Some high-profile pastors are opting to leave congregational ministry altogether to pursue publishing and other media ventures full time.
- September 26, 2011 |
The pastor who ignited a debate earlier this year over heaven and hell and who many say is "moving farther and farther away from biblical Christianity," has announced his departure from the 10,000-member Mars Hill Church, which he founded.
The Bible require rigorous exegetical skills or it ends up saying what we wish it said. Rob Bell’s god ends up looking suspiciously like Rob Bell, never a good sign.
Erasing Hell by Francis Chan comes out on July 5, 2011. In this preview video, Chan discusses the importance of the doctrine of hell, and why at this crucial moment of ecclesiastical history Christianity can't afford to get it wrong.
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The rejection of the doctrine of Endless Punishment cuts the ground from under the gospel.
- May 25, 2011 |
All you-know-what has broken loose over a controversial book about everyone’s eternal destiny.
- May 17, 2011 |
Heaven and hell are in the news and on Americans’ minds a lot lately.
- May 17, 2011 |
You have to hand it to Michigan Pastor Rob Bell. Not only did he put hell on map of the evangelical landscape and on the lips of almost every evangelical; he ultimately managed to get hell on the cover of Time magazine just in time for Easter.
- April 26, 2011 |
TIME Magazine considers Rob Bell.
- April 18, 2011 |
Questions are important. But when Rob Bell gets done asking, no matter what answers he puts forward, it seems we’re only left with more questions.
A recent essay by Brian McLaren helps us all to understand what is at stake in the controversy over Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins.
If you can get a small book on eternal destiny to the top of best-seller lists by sending out heretical-sounding promotional materials that garner condemnation, it's a win/win for author and publisher. But who loses when Love Wins?
"I have no problem if God, in His wisdom, saves people who never heard or knew His name. And, God wouldn't care if I did have a problem with it. If He chooses that I look like a tool for defending the exclusivity of Jesus based on what I read in His Bible, so be it. But, from what I read, there is no other way." ~Jay Sampson
Love that will not take “no” for an answer, that never gives up, that refuses rejection of its offer, is not love, but an attempt at tyranny.
- March 25, 2011 |
In "Love Wins," Rob Bell attempts to redefine the Christian doctrine of hell. One of his questions weighs particularly heavily. Why, if there is a hell, is it forever?
“It is unspeakably sad when those called to be ministers of the Word distort the gospel and deceive the people of God with false doctrine.” Why would Justin Taylor feel the need to issue such a warning about a book by popular pastor Rob Bell?