Tag: Rob Bell

The Way We Believe, Part 6: Not What, But How

How can pastors/leaders help people cultivate a healthier spirituality?

I’m only human

What will we do with the gift of our humanness?

learning to sink

almost eleven years ago i was a twenty-three year old pastor beginning a new opportunity at mcc. at the same time, my life and faith were beginning to unravel in ways that were alarming. what i didn’t know then, and what i’m learning now,…

Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear

I have a confession to make. Usually, I don’t like to speak for other people, but for this post I am making an exception. Now, I’m not claiming to speak for all pastors/clergy/speakers. That would be ridiculous. However, I am speaking for people like…

What kind of God?

In his book, The God We Never Knew, Marcus Borg says the following: “Our images of God matter. Just as how we conceptualize God affects what we think the Christian life is about, so do our images of God.  Ideas (which include both concepts and images)…

Freedom during Lent…

This morning I was going through an old notebook, looking at some notes I’d jotted down in the past year.  I ran across this quote, which I heard Rob Bell say at a conference I attended last year. It is especially pertinent during Lent……

What are we talking about when we talk about God?

Rob Bell‘s new book drops on March 12…and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Actually, I preordered mine last September. The topic for this book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, is one that I have been increasingly interested…

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