Rob Bell’s New Book: Humanistic
June 15, 2016
- Controversy, Current Events, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Start Here, Uncategorized
Writers at Charisma Magazine note that Rob Bell’s recent comments about his new book, How to Be Here, suggest that Bell has moved closer to humanism. The book focuses on being present rather than being at the mercy of technology and busy schedules. In an interview, Bell commented, “I think we’re way beyond one particular religion; we’re about ‘What does it mean to be human?”
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
Rob Bell is no stranger to controversy, but can church leaders learn something from Bell even if they disagree with some points of his theology?
- Being Present: Social media and entertainment make it hard to be fully present. Does Bell’s book help us address some of these larger issues that impact our spiritual practices?
- A Humanist Pastor? Does this article take Bell out of context or correctly identify a major problem with his theology (or a lack thereof!)?
- Pastors vs. Authors: Since leaving his ministry post, Bell has explored topics that may be more on the fringe of Christianity. How do pastors and authors have different concerns and approaches?
Are there steps you can take to be more present for people in your family and church?
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