What’s your opinion on Rob Bell, or more specifically, his opinions/ideaologies? Do you see him veering on the lines of Universalist or do you think he’s got some unique yet very real arguments full of substance? I’m dying to hear your entire opinion.
I was actually interviewed by the local news about Rob Bell since I had podcasted about him.
To be fair, I haven’t read his book. I read several reviews and also Francis Chan’s Erasing Hell, all of which painted more or less fair criticisms of Rob Bell’s views.
I do think there’s been a lot of unfairness towards Pastor Rob about Love Wins. It seems his book was more about critical thinking on a major issue of the Bible instead of an entirely Universalist approach. Bell himself has admitted he believes in hell. If anything, we could criticize him for some of his weirder teaching on the Trinity, resurrection, Scripture, or his strange use of illustrations like a real goat (which pooped on stage). A lot of the critics were just grabbing a quick nod for fame with sensational news tactics. No surprise.