Controversy

Rob Bell's Definitive Statement on Gay Marriage

Controversial Christian speaker Rob Bell, formerly of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is probably best known for asking questions… without answering them. Whether it be his position on hell, or other theological positions, Bell rarely makes a definitive statement, preferring to answer questions with a question, which tends to anger people… until now. At a recent event in San Francisco, Bell was asked about his position on marriage, to which he responded: “I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it’s a man and a woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man. I think the ship has sailed and I think … we need to affirm people wherever they are.” In this edition of Ministry Briefing, we discuss the importance of Bell’s statement, what this means for him, and for the church as a whole. Does Bell’s statement change the way YOU think about him? http://www.worldmag.com/2013/03/first_hell_now_marriage