Rob Bell – A Ear Tickler?

If you view this video by Rob Bell (sort of a promo to his book Love Wins) you’d probably be compelled to either buy his book and read it, or wonder all over again about the universalist view.

I’d just try and forget about it. I feel like I should read the book at some point but I’m also reminded of 2 Tim 4:3

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

I’m sorry but isnt it true to form of a pastor of a mega church to initiate something like that and create all the facade of being communicative and engaging to the young people of today, instead of preaching the word in season and out of season – ie whether it is fashionable or otherwise – as the Scriptures command us to?

He may stir and make people ask questions but he is also bringing disrepute – not glory – to the name of the Lord, at least for now.



2 thoughts on “Rob Bell – A Ear Tickler?

    1. I hope you and all at home have found the answers to your questions especially at sites like Patheos and the like. I have found Ben Witherington’s reviews true and balanced, I’m not sure if you share that view. What I found strange was that Rob Bell has theological training in places like Fuller yet people like Dr Witherington have found Rob’s theology and exegesis to be wanting. I suspect it is a response to the demographics Rob wants to engage with, hence my perhaps unkind label of Rob as a ear tickler. I think that is a slippery slope – what’s that term – crossing the Rubicon?


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