Category Archives: Rob Bell

Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey on Homosexuality

How should we receive the words that Bell’s wife reads from his book? “Marriage, gay and straight, is a gift to the world because the world needs more not less. Love, fidelity, commitment, devotion and sacrifice.” Is this an authoritative word for us? On what do they base this moral and social conclusion? Do they respectfully endorse the freedom of others to disagree with them? Continue reading

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Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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Since Christ died for all …

Reflect on the text: “Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no … Continue reading

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Hellbound?

I have become increasingly uncomfortable answering difficult questions isolated from the necessary context surrounding them. Consider, for example, the questions being asked about the nature of hell in an upcoming documentary “Hellbound?“ Without revealing his personal views, Kevin Miller explores different … Continue reading

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5 points for answering tough questions

 When asked difficult or controversial questions, it’s important to consider the wider context of the question before offering an answer. This is especially important since most people only have fragmentary knowledge about the Bible. They also tend to hold misguided … Continue reading

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5 point plan for answering hard questions

  I don’t think it’s wise to offer answers to difficult questions about the gospel without the contexts provided for them in Scripture. We can no longer assume a background of biblical knowledge with most Americans. We must assume (at … Continue reading

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A Case For Hell (New York Times)

by Op-ed Columnist, ROSS DOUTHAT New York Times, April 24, 2011 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/opinion/25douthat.html?_r=3 See also my post: Rob Bell on Hell: what I expect https://thinkpoint.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/rob-bell-on-hell-what-i-expect/

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