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The Rob Bell debate: philosopher Thomas Talbott on hysteria, ‘Love Wins’ and Martin Bashir

The Rob Bell Affair

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The Rob Bell debate: clickable list of posts on this topic on this blog

Here is a list of my posts on this topic: The Rob Bell debate: philosopher Thomas Talbott on hysteria, ‘Love Wins’ and Martin Bashir 6 May 2011 The Rob Bell debate: Rob Bell and Hell make the cover of ‘Time’ … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Rob Bell and Hell make the cover of ‘Time’ magazine

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The Rob Bell debate: says he’s been “taken to a place of profound brokenness”

Rob Bell says he’s been “taken to a place of profound brokenness” in recent weeks as his book about heaven and hell was denounced as heresy by fundamentalists such as Al Mohler and John Piper. More: The Rob Bell debate: … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Richard J. Mouw on the orthodoxy of Rob Bell

The Orthodoxy of Rob Bell More Thoughts about “Generous Orthodoxy” I find nothing in his Love Wins book that violates the standards of a broad Evangelical orthodoxy.  I say the same for John Stott’s argument in favor of the idea … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: ‘Love Wins’ becomes a bestseller and stirs massive debate about hell

What is hell?  Book stirs debate about afterlife For some readers, the book has been a breath of fresh air and a chance to discuss ideas that have long been taboo in evangelical circles. When Chad Holtz posted a Facebook … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Roger Olson says Albert Mohler should apologise, and it’s “Farewell, John Piper”

The Promised Response to Bell’s Love Wins Early critics of the book were wrong and they owe Bell an apology.  Nowhere in the book does Bell affirm universalism . . . Bell does say it is okay to “long for” … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: still generating discussion and debate around the blogs and news sites

Brian D. McLaren: Will ‘Love Wins’ Win? We’re Early in the First Inning … Cathleen Falsani: The Heretical Rob Bell and Why Love Wins Rev. Peter Morales: What Is Universalism? David Lose: The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: ‘Love Wins’ debuts at number 2 on the New York Times’ bestseller list

Rob Bell’s new book on heaven and hell debuted this week at No. 2 on the New York Times’ bestseller list.  Bell says that “he never set out to be controversial.”

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Rachel Held Evans on the fundamentalist ‘shunning’ of Rob Bell by John Piper and Al Mohler

‘The problem, as I see it, can be summarized in the now infamous tweet issued from John Piper: “Farewell Rob Bell.”  Those three words triggered a profound reaction within a lot of young evangelicals because many of us have heard … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell and hell debate: Rob Bell punches back against claims of heresy

Rob Bell punches back against claims of heresy In his new book, Bell challenges the traditional notions of heaven and hell. “For many people the fundamental story was one of escape — Jesus is how you get out of here.  … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Rob Bell on hell

‘A staggering number of people have been taught that a few select Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Robin Parry debunks ‘seven myths about universalism’

Bell’s Hells: seven myths about universalism by Robin Parry Feelings are running high at the moment and a lot of strong language is being used.  I think that if the church is to have a fruitful discussion on this matter (rather … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: John Stott on hell fire, eternal torment and Christian annihilationism

‘The [hell] fire itself is termed “eternal” and “unquenchable,” but it would be very odd if what is thrown into it proves indestructible.  Our expectation would be the opposite: it would be consumed for ever, not tormented for ever.  Hence … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Clark Pinnock on the doctrine of hell as eternal conscious torment

‘Let me say at the outset that I consider the concept of hell as endless torment in body and mind an outrageous doctrine, a theological and moral enormity, a bad doctrine of the tradition which needs to be changed.  How … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: does anyone go to Hell?

  The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To Hell? If Rob Bell advocates that the God revealed in Jesus will not stop until all God’s creation is redeemed and recreated — and I suppose we’ll know soon! — he … Continue reading

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Robin Parry speaks about evangelical Christian universalism

Well worth listening to: Going Deeper: Universalism, Part 1 (talk)  Going Deeper: Universalism, Part 2 (questions and answers)

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The Rob Bell debate: he ‘seems to grasp that this issue is a serious problem’

Rob Bell goes after stumbling blocks by Bromleigh McCleneghan Bell seems to grasp that this issue is a serious problem for many outside the church — or lurking in the doorway.  In the video, he identifies a central critique of Christians: … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: Kim Fabricius on why some Christians reject universalism

‘There are Christians who reject universalism not because it is unbiblical but because, were it true, it would disappoint them.’ ~ Kim Fabricius

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The Rob Bell debate: fundamentalists John Piper & Albert Mohler play Tweedledee & Tweedledum

Pastor Stirs Wrath With His Views on Old Questions One leading evangelical, John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, wrote, “Farewell Rob Bell.”  R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in a blog post that … Continue reading

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‘Love Wins’: Rob Bell and the neo-Calvinistas by Jarrod McKenna

Love Wins: Rob Bell and the neo-Calvinistas by Jarrod McKenna If I was a betting man, I suspect the issue here is not that Rob Bell is sub-biblical regarding hell, but that he doesn’t answer to the Godfathers John Piper and … Continue reading

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The Rob Bell debate: of course a literal Hell exists and here’s a photograph to prove it!

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The Rob Bell debate: New Testament scholar Richard Bauckham on hell and universal salvation

‘Until the nineteenth century almost all Christian theologians taught the reality of eternal torment in hell.  Here and there, outside the theological mainstream, were some who believed that the wicked would be finally annihilated . . . Even fewer were the … Continue reading

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In best fundie manner, John Piper shuns Rob Bell via Twitter

In response to advance advertising of well-known Christian pastor Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins, Baptist pastor John Piper decided to “tweet”: “Farewell Rob Bell.” The problem with this response is that Bell’s new book is not out yet and thus no-one, … Continue reading

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