Rob Bell will be back at the church he founded this Sunday.
Bell will speak at the 9 and 11 a.m. services at Mars Hill Bible Church this Sunday.
Maybe he’ll make reference to his newest video promoting his new book. In the video, he suggests “for a growing number of people in our modern world, God is a bit like Oldsmobiles”. According to an article on MLive.com, in the 3-minute clip he questions long-held tenets of the “tribal church” including damnation of gays, prohibition of women in leadership and insistence on a literal 6-day creation in the face of scientific evidence.
“What I’ve seen again and again is people with a growing sense that their spirituality is in some vital and yet mysterious way central to who they are as a person, and yet the dominant perceptions and conceptions and understandings of God they’ve encountered along the way aren’t just failing them but, in many cases, are causing harm… Is God going to be left behind like Oldsmobiles? I don’t think so. Because I believe there are other ways, better ways of talking about God and understanding God.”
“It’s not about having all the answers. It’s about asking the right questions…It’s not about long lists of regulations and things you can’t do. It’s about saying a giant yes to the world… I believe God is the one throwing the party and everybody’s invited and that includes you.”
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