Pastor Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” - So It Begins...
I like Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church. His messages are frank, touching, and blunt. He speaks the truth most of the time, I think. But I do not understand what his fellow Pastor, Rob Bell is saying about heaven and hell. There seems to be lots of dodging, meandering, and evasiveness in the questions and answers in his interview at msnbc.
Rob Bell’s message in the trailer about his new book, Love Wins, is clear…but not clear enough. He seems to tell us the whole answer will be in his book (which is fair enough if you enjoy all these kinds of advertising hooks). Having said that, the concept of heaven and hell not being a place far away (or not existing at all) is no new concept to me. I just want to know what he want to say about it first.
The rage in the internet-world is building towards Rob Bell at the moment. It is not funny at all. Also, I noticed a lot of questions are raised in people’s hearts, which is not a bad thing. And lest I forget, damnation has already began to fall.
One thing is for sure, lots of people forming judgements are not going to read this book. The question of heaven or hell is nothing to raise eyebrows about. I think it is good for a Christian to raise issues about important part of Christian doctrine (not flimsy ones like the covering of the head and all that nonsense). Thinking and debating about important doctrines shows a Church that is journeying and seeking…not just adjusting to the daily grind of life and praying for more money.
My only regret is that Rob Bell doesn’t seem to be as confident in his interview. He seems tentative and unsure. Its seems his book may be more of about his own doubts than answers he has thought and prayed through. But enough about that…I need to get my hand on that book first…then I can talk better about Rob Bell’s “Love Wins”.