I wanted to share this because I believe that Rob Bell has indeed asked important questions and has inspired us to also ask important questions. Faith should not and cannot be blind; faith comes through seeking, struggle, and questioning. Rob’s courage can help us all develop a deeper, truer faith – not by giving us all the answers, but by helping us learn to ask the right questions while letting God bring the answers.
This unsettling expression is all-too true, and apparently Rob Bell is on the menu yet again.
For a people whose go-to ideas are love for God and love for others, we Jesus folk are often pretty horrible toward one another, especially to those of us who attain any sort of position in the larger culture.
Oh sure, we’ll root like crazy for them to reach the masses on their way up, but once they do, we’ll as willingly and passionately go about the work of ripping them from their lofty positions; discrediting them, ridiculing them, shaming and shunning them in the process.
In the Church, as in so many other spheres of life, we love to love you when your star is rising, and few in modern times have risen faster or higher.
A decade ago, Rob Bell was a flat-out Christian Rock Star.
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