27 Jun Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith. Rob Bell, Author. Zondervan $ (p) ISBN 14 Apr Time magazine recently called Rob Bell “The Hipper-Than-Thou-Pastor” ( Thursday, Dec. 06, ). This, along with the fact that his influence. Order: Amazon / iBooks / Barnes and Noble For thousands of years followers of Jesus, like artists, have understood that we have to keep going, exploring what it .

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The bride said it in her own great way, ‘Rob, do that thing you do. Bell’s theology diminishes the sovereignty of God, the historical reality of the Bible, and gives a skewed description of human nature [particularly in the passage about Peter walking on water This book in particular presents some powerful thoughts about our need to re-think.

It seems the emergent church is going down precisely the same road the liberal movement took one gob or so years ago. The problem that Bell doesn’t address is that some beliefs really are like springs e. Other indications that this book was perhaps not intended for people like me include the following: This idea is so powerful to me that it redeems elgis shortcomings this book may or may not posses.

Together, with others, wrestling and searching and engaging the Bible as a group of people hungry to know God in order to follow God.

As if all these other people have their opinion and biases, but some are able to just read it for what it says No, because of how capable they are. It would be easy simply to take pot shots at Mars Hill and Velvet Elvis without acknowledging that “Christianity as usual” in this country and even in our own community truly is far less than what it ought to be!

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Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

He also has a chapter about the founding of his church and how he got burned out and how he was burning out because he trying too hard to be successful rather than doing his ministry out of adoration for God. Serving the world is the only way its perception of the church will change pp.

Would not Paul say the same thing to Rob Bell? We can learn from him here. The challenge to think deeply and to ask questions about what Christianity is and what it means. I also appreciated his discussion on sin, particularly one he committed as a mega-church pastor. Just as a velvet painting of Elvis gives us another look at Mr. But my response is always the same: Jesus Elvs to Save Christians: I mean backyards and basements and porches. Not Jesus; he is doing fine.

The Spiritual Life by Henri J. Christian readers may assume the gospel message, and thus be quite encouraged. Remove one, and the whole wall wobbles. They Bell really made bel in his more recent release, “Love Wins”, written several years after ‘Velvet Elvis”. Could a person keep on jumping?

Mindy, Brandy, religious thinkers. Return to Book Page. What was the ritual the first Christians observed with the most frequency? Many of us 21st century American Evangelical Christians often speak of the Bible in terms of our culture and time context.

Isn’t this the message a self-saturated culture like ours needs to hear? What resonates with modern culture One reason believe Bell has been so successful and popular is that so many of his observations and insights resonate with modern culture.

Aug 27, Phil Ward rated it it was ok Recommends it for: In fact, whenever the Bible speaks of why God chooses people it always highlights the inabilities of man so that God’s receives all the glory! Vflvet truth clicked for me last Friday in a new way. The Book of the People by A. Don’t have a Kindle?


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He speaks of furthering the conversation, and that the last word on what it means to apply the teachings of Jesus and The Bible to our lives has not been written. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Yoke Ellvis this chapter, Bell discusses the nature of interpreting the Bible. Now, as the evidence of that failed experiment in heterodoxy are more prevalent than ever, why would Bell want to head down this same path? Evidence That Demands a Verdict: He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

I am sad that so many people have been deceived by some “trendy”, but not truthful writing.

Where is the offense in Bell’s gospel? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Bdll. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain You are there; God is there. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Time spent around the table with each other is time spent with God. Bell’s voice is an interesting one in all the thinkers calling out from the emerging church in today’s world.

What separates and distinguishes Christian morality from all other morality is precisely the person of Christ. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. When did Paul ever suggest that his primary calling was to discover himself or be true to his own personality traits?