Tuesday, January 30, 2007

good Rob Bell interview

I just watched this interview with 30-something megachurch pastor Rob Bell. He shares his thoughts on the state of evangelicalism, Jesus, preaching, and the beginnings of his 10,000+ person church.

(P.S. I do not share many of Rob Bell's views.)

5 comments:

Dave said...

Hi Jason,

You said you do not share many of Rob Bell's views...just curious which ones?

Thanks,

Dave

Jason Woolever said...

from what I have read, he seems to embrace the emergent understanding of the gospel. check out his bullhorn video for a better understanding. he seems to agree with Brian McLaren's more deconstructionist take on the New testament as well. I'm just more of a straight conservative evangelical, rather than the emergent kind that Bell and McLaren are.

Dave said...

Hi Jason,

Thanks for the response. I’ve always been more conservative as well. I have never read anything by Brian McLaren, and had not even really heard anything about the emergent movement until I started listening to and then reading about Rob Bell. I have a life-long friend that recently got his M. Div. From Liberty University, which as you probably know is very conservative, and he recommended I give Rob Bell a listen. I was a little surprised once I did, that the recommendation to listen came from him.

The majority of what I have heard from Bell has been very inspiring and has fueled an even greater desire in me to study the New Testament…it has also generated new questions on top of those I have always had. I’m now working to reconcile what are in some cases conflicting messages. My fundamental beliefs will not change, but since listening to Bell I feel like my eyes are being opened to a lot of things I had never really considered before.

I’ve enjoyed checking out your blog, and will be back again. Also, thanks for the comment you left on my blog.

Dave

Jason Woolever said...

he's good at getting people interested in the text, which is a good thing.

Adam said...

Here's a good critique of Rob Bell's first book, Velvet Elvis.

http://www.svchapel.org/Resources/BookReviews/book_reviews.asp?ID=273