Rob Bell’s New Book
A while back I wrote a short piece on emergent heretic Brian McLaren along with an original piece of art by myself on his book cover. Basically, I mangled his original title and called it what it was: A New Kind of Heresy, but actually, it’s really old.
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard that Rob Bell has a new book coming out. It’s called What We Talk About When We Talk About God. It’s basically Brian McLaren partie deux.
No, I haven’t read it, no, I don’t intend to. I’m pretty confident it will be most unhelpful to the true Church because it is, at least from viewing the trailer video, shall we say, doctrinally unsound. Seriously, you’re going to compare God to a car?
Here’s the promotional video for it, if you care to see it. One view of this and if you have any discernment at all, you’ll know right away to stay away from it.
Wow. I could only watch up until 1:03 and then I had to shut it off.
There’s value in reading the work of people who might be different from you. I’d recommend that you engage with others…
Yeah, let’s engage with people who depart from Scripture. Yep, you’re one to follow – not.
I think you should have typed “Yeah, let’s engage with people who depart from MY interpretation of Scripture…” 😉
Billyy, what did you think of the trailer? Does it prompt you to want to read his book and engage further? I don’t mean to pry, I’m just curious 🙂
I mean, I think it sounded interesting. I suppose my point is that oftentimes our initial distaste for “the other” might be because we already convince ourselves that what s/he said is crap.
For instance, how many protestants who are critical of Rob Bell have actually read multiple books by him? I think it would be safe to say that oftentimes it is “John Piper’s or Albert Mohler’s understanding of Rob Bell” than our own conclusions.
This in no way necessarily leads to abandoning one’s own beliefs. For example I’ve read several of Albert Camus’ books and have found them to be very insightful regarding struggles we face as humans, but I definitely do not accept his (potentially) nihilistic conclusions.
Yep , ya gotta hand it to Rob Bell , the bible warns about homosexuality , but RB ” imagines” a way that we can accomodate them , and shock , horror ! , the bible also forbids women to teach over men , but hey, this is just like driving the oldsmobile. When the Nooma vids first came on the scene , RB , was very discreetly disseminating the emergent message, now its just blatant,