Tom Hill: True love attempts to correct those who deny and disobey the truths of God’s word, just as loving parents correct their children when they err.
Countering Mark Sandlin in his article “Clobbering ‘Biblical’ Gay Bashing,” it is possible to hate sin and yet love the sinner. Jesus did.
Rob Bell has been off the reservation with his low view of scripture and high view of culture. So his support of gay marriage shouldn’t be surprising.
In recent years, certain topics have become verboten in Christian circles in order to be “seeker friendly” and avoid speaking Christianese (i.e. using traditional Christian terms or phrases to communicate meaning) and one of the biggest off-limit topics is, “Hell.” Indeed, Author and Pastor Rob Bell released his book, Love Wins which calls into […]
Well, another doomsday prophesy has come and gone, and with it I hope that the vast majority of Harold Camping’s followers will finally have their eyes opened. I had written a fair amount about Harold Camping last Spring as the world prepared for the colossal non-event that took place on May 21st. At that time, […]
I appreciate this passage by American theologian Carl F.H. Henry (1913-2003) who was the first editor-in-chief of Christianity Today. This is from his work God, Revelation and Authority and in light of Rob Bell’s soon-to-be released book is incredibly relevant. God’s most awesome silence in eternity will be his silence toward the lost, a punitive […]
Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church near Grand Rapids, MI has caused quite a kerfuffle over a video that was released promoting his new book to be released later this month entitled – Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. After Rob Bell tells […]
With the recent controversy surrounding Rob Bell’s soon-to-be-released book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived I thought it would be helpful to republish at Caffeinated Theology a post I wrote at Caffeinated Thoughts on November 21, 2008 to provide a framework for future remarks I […]
With the recent controversy surrounding Rob Bell’s soon-to-be-released book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived I thought it would be helpful to republish a post I wrote at Caffeinated Thoughts on November 17, 2008 as background for future remarks I make. Rob Bell, pastor of […]
Following up on my post regarding spiritual pilgrimages, and how the emerging church views “journey.” It seems to many emergents that journey is more important than the destination. There is a desire to know truth, but it seems like finding it definitively is something that is discouraged. In Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys […]
I finished up reading Jesus Wants to Save Christians by Rob Bell and Don Golden. Reading the Epilogue the following quote made me throw the book across the room (not really, it is a library book, and I would never do that to a library book). Jesus wants to save us from making the good […]
Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church near Grand Rapids, MI, has captured the attention of many youth pastors and pastors. There is much to like. He is a master story teller. When he teaches he connects with his audiences. He strives to recapture the narrative that is present in Scripture and that resonates […]
1. You will never find these cartoons in the New York Times: HT: Don Anderson via e-mail 2. Dean Barnett at the Weekly Standard Blog says the first presidential debate Friday night was no laughing matter. 3. Abraham Piper says he’s going to go to Google instead of the doctor from now on. Why? I […]
1. Greg Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, MN and professor of theology at Bethel University posted a review of Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth. Tolle has recently partnered with Oprah to do a online religion class that is based on this book and has been controversial. He does a […]
1. John H. Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College & Graduate School, lectures on “Genesis and Cosmology” (click his picture to get to his lecture and power point presentation). It expanded my view of Genesis 1 and its context. He contends that Genesis 1 doesn’t address the time span for matter or structures […]
1. Chaille Brindley recently traveled to Morocco and shared some random observations about the country, as well as a significant problem they have with their youth. Take time to pray for Morocco today. Chaille requests: Please take a few minutes to pray for all the young women in Morocco that face the difficult scenario described […]