It’s time for our weekly look at what’s happening in the ministry world with my good friend Matt Steen and myself. This week, we talk about all kinds of current events and happenings in the church and ministry world. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy while you’re multi-tasking today: SHOW NOTES: 44% of cell
Former megachurch pastor Rob Bell, founder of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Mich., recently shared how his 2011 book, Love Wins, led to a fallout with the congregation and forced him on a “search for a more forgiving faith.” Bell told The New Yorker that the book caused attendance at Mars Hill to plummet
Just found this new book that just came out about Rob Bell. It’s called “Rob Bell and a New American Christianity, by James K. Wellman (who is a professor at Jackson School of International Studies). Here’s a preview: It’s available now at Amazon. Is this a book that you would read? Why or why not?
According to a new article about Rob Bell in the New Yorker… here’s the teaser: In 2011, Bell left Mars Hill, in part because of the controversy surrounding his book, and also because he was becoming less interested in the rigid structures of a church. He now lives in Orange County, California, and is developing
From Shane Hipp’s blog… I learned when I become a pastor that it is a unique vocation. Becoming a leader in any profession can be a lonely experience. This isn’t always bad, in many ways it forces you to grow up fast. In time you learn to allow the loneliness to become a divine ingredient
Rob Bell’s last Sunday at Mars Hill in Michigan at the end of last year. According to MLive.com, the Sunday services wrapped months of transition for the church following Bell’s September resignation and subsequent move to the Los Angeles area to create an ABC television drama with ‘Lost’ producer Carlton Cuse, loosely based on Bell’s
dear mars hill, to all the brothers and sisters of this church to those who have been here from the beginning—who remember the old building, who braved that one ten foot wide hallway, clogged shoulder to shoulder with people leaving the hangar to pick up their children who had spent the previous hour packed into
Mars Hill Bible Church pastor, Rob Bell told his congregation last month that he was leaving the ministry after 12 years of service – a move that has many questioning whether the megachurch can “thrive” without its founding pastor. “You’re going to be fine. You’re going to be great. You’re not just going to survive.
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
Southern Baptists recently called hell an “eternal, conscious punishment” for those who do not accept Jesus, rebutting a controversial book from Michigan pastor Rob Bell that questions traditional views of hell. Citing Bell’s book “Love Wins,” the resolution urges Southern Baptists “to proclaim faithfully the depth and gravity of sin against a holy God, the
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