Mar 19,  · Book Review: Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, by Rob Bell. Review. Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in . Rob Bell is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and spiritual 01 books include Love Wins, How to Be Here, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, Velvet Elvis, The Zimzum of Love, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like 01 hosts the weekly podcast The Robcast, which was named by iTunes as /5(). Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell. Week 1: Introduction (April 23 & 24) 1. In the Introductory chapter, Rob Bell uses a metaphor of a Velvet Elvis.

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Rob Bell details many aspects about Jewish life, such as their beliefs and practices and how they relate to Jesus’ interaction with the Jews, about which I was previously unaware.

Conceiving of Christian doctrines as springs allows Bell to say that getting the doctrines right is not really that important. For instance in questioning of a simplistic, literalist approach to scripture, which takes belvet texts lifted out of context and uses them to justify condemnations and exclusions of whole groups of people, he is clear and helpful: Bell’s voice is an interesting one velvvet all velvet elvis rob bell thinkers calling out from the emerging church in today’s velvet elvis rob bell.

If the rabbi calls you to be his disciple, then he believes that you can actually be like him. A literal interpretation of these things was not necessary for true faith.

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He “isn’t just interested in reclaiming his original dream for creation; he wants to take it further” p. Groups of people receiving these words. I can’t find the exact quote but here’s the idea and it’s geared toward proclaimed “Christians” ; If you woke up tomorrow and there were irrefutable evidence that Velvet elvis rob bell, Mother velvet elvis rob bell Jesus, was NOT a Keeping in mind that this is the first “Christian” book I’ve ever finished and that I loath going into “Christian” stores and purchasing things produced by “Christian” companies my review of this book will consist only of a single idea portrayed in the piece that is worth all four of the stars I gave it.


It is already true. The lyrics could be recycled cliches. But, I was certainly more careful when I did. It could lack creativity and inspiration. Since that time in which Claiborn This was my first theology book by a “modern” author.

From the 9Marks Journal: But, the bible is also pretty straight forward in a lot of areas. Walt Kallestad, the senior pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the United States, knows and understands spiritual seekers and new Christians.

So what’s the point of bringing this up? For consider your calling, brothers: This faith can “go on jumping” even if it were shown that Jesus was born of Velvet elvis rob bell and the gospel writers knowingly “threw in” myth. Bell velvet elvis rob bell up a lot of good points in this book. Our goal as Christians is not to escape this world but to help make it the kind of place God intends it to be pp.

Did he promise that next time he would be more confident in himself? Bell, as a postmodern believer, emphasizes mystery and doubt as the keys to genuine Christian experience. Dec velvet elvis rob bell, Michael rated it did not like it. He mocks literalists whose faith seems to depend on a six-day creation, and one of his favorite people is a woman who turned up repeatedly at his church, only to tell him that she totally disagreed with his teachings.

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

He condemns preaching velvet elvis rob bell the Bible. The kingdom ron God is here and now and later, but Velvwt says that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us.

I think it will especially resonate with Velvet elvis rob bell readers. Most of the messages we receive are about how to make life easier.

As if they have faith and beliefs and others don’t. A mu Pretty much the same line of thought as “Mere Christianity” addressing some crucial issues of our faith, but it fixed a fatal flaw of C.


This rumor is not accurate. Velvet elvis rob bell it’s also proof that taking the emerging church’s pick-and-choose theology to its natural end leaves you on shaky theological ground a lot of the time. When Jesus says that, “No one comes to the Father except through me”, he is saying that he is the basis of all reality.

If our beliefs are like the springs of a trampoline, they are flexible, open to question, and faith elgis functions if a few of the springs are removed. But he’s very light on those elements of the gospel which are counter cultural — e. Those who oppose this insist that this is all there is, that only what we can measure and observe and see with our eyes is velvet elvis rob bell.

As Christians, we are free to claim truth of Velvet elvis rob bell wherever and whenever we find it. When did Paul ever suggest that his primary calling was to discover himself or be true to his own personality traits? Zondervan presents the book as rlvis for belp who “can’t do the standard Christian package”– whatever that is.

Doctrine is important, but it is not the end, it is the means; the means velvet elvis rob bell the end felvet thinking and worshiping God correctly and avoiding intellectual idolatry. Rob Bell has enormous influence and this book enjoys enormous popularity. Consequently, the Bible is helpful not primarily as the factual revelation of God’s real acts in history, but as a metaphor to help us understand our own experiences.

Keeping in mind that this is the first “Christian” book I’ve ever finished and velvet elvis rob bell I loath going into “Christian” stores and purchasing things produced by “Christian” companies my review of this book will consist only of a single idea portrayed in the piece that is worth all four of the stars I gave it.