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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Items in search results. I was also encouraged by the author’s recommendation to dig into my soul and deal with all the junk I find there. About veelvet month ago, I emailed one of my writings to my pastor, almost half-expecting him to call me a ebll and suggest I not return.

It is on this trampoline that God has started to make more sense to me. God is bigger than any worldview. This velvet elvis rob bell my first theology book not written by a super-conservative Christian who wants you to velvet elvis rob bell a tie to church. Conceiving of Christian doctrines as springs allows Bell to say that getting the doctrines right is not really that important.


A Dob political group puts me in an awkward position: How can you square Bell’s reading of Paul’s ministry with Paul’s own description offered in Acts This is why litter and pollution are spiritual issues.

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On the contrary, it will involve difficulty and suffering because we are not to give up on this broken world but are to become “more generous and disciplined and loving and free.

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This book was everything I feared it would be. I could write about this book nitpicking almost every other statement he makes in this book.

So if one person went off the deep end with an interpretation or opinion, the others were velvet elvis rob bell there to keep that person in check Other indications that this book was perhaps not intended for people like me include the following: On Biblical Theology with Nick Roark. He is saying that all truth, wherever it is found, originates in him pp.

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

Bell’s View of the Bible as Metaphor Bell sees the Bible not primarily as God’s revealed word but as the expression of the spiritual experience of God’s people through the ages In this unique introduction, Peter Hodgson rethinks central Christian themes in relation vevlet three velvet elvis rob bell of issues that confront humankind with increasing urgency: Firstly, there is nothing exorbitantly wrong in this book.

I will not tell you not to read it.

Just listen to a familiar verse re-interpreted according to Bell’s teaching. According to Bell, Jesus’ death actually and really accomplished the forgiving of everyone’s sins and the reconciliation of everybody to the Father.


Yet why does Bell even pose the question? Bell’s theology diminishes the sovereignty of God, the historical reality of the Bible, velvet elvis rob bell gives a skewed description of human nature [particularly in the passage about Peter walking on water Both perspectives are faith perspectives, built on systems velvet elvis rob bell belief. We have all taken the fruit. He came to live it out in the context of the time in which he lived. I think he overstates significantly the unknowableness of God and the open ended nature of the Bible.

It is when he wants my foundation to flex velvet elvis rob bell I have a problem. Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.

Serving the world is the only way its perception of the church will change pp. Theres just too much wishy-washy here.