To all the people that yell and scream about Rob Bell and other’s like him… I want to ask you a question. Can you tell me how this is Biblically wrong?
Can you imagine what would happen if a group of people with untold resources, passion and energy started asking the question, “How do we hear the cry of the oppressed?”. What if they were actually willing to wade into the cultural, economic, racial, global and personal issues involved without fear, with the confidence that no matter how painful, messy and volatile it got, Jesus would guide them the whole way? You’d have some church on your hands. — Rob Bell
And this statement about what his church believes…
Mars Hill is devoted to joining the God of the oppressed in the restoration of all creation.
Isn’t there more that Christians can AGREE ON than there is that we can disagree on? Isn’t it more important that we’re out there DOING and BEING what Jesus told us, rather than whether or not we can agree on every single theological issue?
I’m starting to think that if we just get out of our church buildings, and start doing and saying the things that Jesus did while he was here, then one of two things will happen:
1) The theological disagreements will iron themselves out, or…
2) We won’t care so much about the disagreements anymore, because they PALE in comparison to the amazing things that we are seeing and doing by getting out there and loving people like Jesus did.