Rob Bell’s editor (and Senior VP at HarperOne) Mickey Maudlin speaks out on the book he helped publish: Â Love Wins:
As a young evangelical, I was socialized to see the biggest threat to the church as theological liberalism.Â But now I think the biggest threat is Christian tribalism, where Godâ€™s interests are reduced to and measured by those sharing your history, tradition, and beliefs, and where one needs an â€œenemyâ€ in order for you to feel â€œright with God.â€Â Such is the challenge facing the church today and what the reaction toÂ Love WinsÂ reveals. So the success ofÂ Love WinsÂ fills me with both hope and fear. But it has also made me thankful that I work for a publisher that is independent of these church wars and allows us to concentrate on books that offer hope and light. Because, with Rob, I really do believe that love wins.
What do YOU think? Â Is ‘tribalism’ a big concern for you?