Rob Bell

Rob Bell, Mars Hill and Velvet Elvis — Repainting the Christian Faith

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"We're rediscovering Christianity as an Eastern religion, as a way of life."—Rob Bell, Teaching Pastor Mars Hill Bible Church from The Emergent Mystique, CT

"He [Bell]described breath as a form of prayer and urged people to relax and "breathe out" all of their anger and stress from the past week."
David Crumm, Getting to the root of religion

Listen to Rob Bell on Breath Prayers, et. al.
(Please use discernment and caution when listening to this.)
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Will the Next Billy Graham Be a Mystic?
In a recent Chicago Sun-Times article, the headline reads, "The Next Billy Graham?" At first glance, someone like Rick Warren or Luis Palau (both of whom have been mentioned to take the place of Graham), might come to mind. But neither of those names was mentioned in the article. Instead, a popular emerging church leader, Rob Bell, was named as the possible replacement. While that may seem like a far-fetched notion to many, the article quotes emerging leader Brian McLaren as saying it "could very well be true." Read this entire article.

Rob Bell's church linking to Mars Hill Graduate School (now called The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology)
Mars Hill Graduate School - Promoting contemplative prayer and the emerging church.

Velvet Elvis

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell of Mars Hill
Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
by Rob Bell of Mars Hill




What is Nooma?

Meaning: Derived from the word Pneuma,
meaning breath or spirit

What would Jesus watch?

"Some guys in Grand Rapids figured out a hot new way to package practical spiritual messages as DVD movies that give you an inspirational jump-start in 12 minutes or less. Most people have never heard of them or the odd name they've chosen for this line of films: NOOMA. But they seem to be on the verge of taking the religious publishing world by storm." Read rest of article.

The Subversive Art
Drawing from the prophets, the rabbis, and Jesus to confront the culture.
Interview with Rob Bell

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