Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bell in the Dock, Part 4

[Here are links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] Chapter 4 of Love Wins is entitled “Does God Get What God Wants?”  It is the most bizarre chapter of the book. As usual, Bell begins with an anecdote, … Continue reading

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Bell in the Dock, Part 3

Rob Bell believes in a literal Hell.  That is the claim he makes in chapter 3 of Love Wins.  In order to demonstrate this claim, Bell recalls an incident when he drove from the airport in Kigali, Rwanda, to his … Continue reading

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Bell in the Dock, Part 2

[See Part 1 here.] The next piece of evidence to consider here is the first two chapters of Love Wins. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the book.  Entitled “What About the Flat Tire?”, this chapter seeks to overwhelm … Continue reading

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Bell in the Dock, Part 1

I finished Rob Bell’s Love Wins last week, and I have been mulling over some thoughts since then that I am now ready to express in writing, which I will do over the next several posts. In a previous post … Continue reading

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An Interesting Conversation

I am still working on Love Wins.  I have about a chapter or two remaining, and I should probably finish it today.  But I doubt if I will have a good opportunity to sit down and write about it before … Continue reading

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I’m Knee-Deep in Theological Controversy…What Now?

Spring break is a category that continues to inhabit my life even now into my 30’s, no longer because I am a student but rather because I am a teacher.  This week I am looking forward to some much-needed relaxation … Continue reading

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Why Are We Clinging to Hell?

I can understand why an outsider might think that all the attention surrounding Rob Bell’s redefinition of hell is one more example of evangelical lunacy.  To an outsider, our insistence on a traditional doctrine of hell must sound a bit … Continue reading

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