For me, reading to be energised is not the same as reading to be relaxed. I do the latter in my fiction and (auto)biographical reading which make up the bulk of my monthly book reviews. Energising reading for me means books that stimulate me intellectually, and which are only tangentially […]
Like so much of Rob Bell’s work, What We Talk About When We Talk About God is really a sort of sermon: accessible, full of anecdotes, and with a clear persuasive thrust. The content, too, is what we might have expected. When We Talk About God shows Bell drawing on his […]
In 2010 we hosted a debate for our theological college: Will the real Mars Hill please stand up? The debate invited the audience to compare and contrast two well-known American megachurches and the leaders behind them, Rob Bell and Mark Driscoll, whom we saw as representing powerful and differing forces […]
With the release of Love Wins, it’s helpful to consider the different sorts of responses coming from the book’s primary context, American evangelical Christianity.
I recently got a copy of Rob Bell’s Love Wins: a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived (I’ve got Kindle on my computer). I’m just starting to read it and thought I’d make a few comments about how I’m approaching it.
After my meta angle, let me change gears and start thinking about Love Wins from a more doctrinal point of view. (And no, the book still won’t be released for a month!)
Rob Bell is releasing a new book, Love Wins, raising the question of universalism. He’s been censured with astonishing speed by a string of American evangelicals, like these two at the Gospel Coalition. One guy has even written an embarrassing point-by-point refutation of — guess what — the book’s promotional video. How […]