Five to Live By: The Rob Bell Issue
Linking you to the top 5 Christian blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living.
The Post That Started It All
This week’s top 5 focus on “the Rob Bell issue.” Justin Taylor “broke the story” with his post, Rob Bell: Universalist? Read Taylor’s take on Bell’s forthcoming book, Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived due out on March 29 by HarperCollins.
Answering the Question
Some have taken Taylor to task for blogging before the book is released. Kevin DeYoung blows that argument out of the water with Two Thoughts on the Rob Bell Brouhaha.
What’s at Stake?
As usual, Al Mohler cuts to the chase in his response to Bell’s upcoming book. Read his take in Universalism as a Lure.
Lots of Links
Over at Christianity Today, they’ve provided a “journalistic perspective” by outlining the issue and the response, including a boatload of links and tweets. Find lots of links at Rob Bell’s Book.
See for Yourself
Watch the Rob Bell video and judge (that’s not a dirty word—discern truth) for yourself. Here’s the link to the YouTube video for Love Wins.
Bonus Link # 1: About Hell
This issue is so important, that I couldn’t stop at 5. Bonus link # 1 offers you a batch of links to books about hell. Read all about it at the 9Marks blog post Annotated Bibliography on Hell.
Bonus Link # 2: A Biblical Theology of Hell
Here’s a second post by the guy who started it all, Justin Taylor: Hell Under Fire. He outlines what looks to be an excellent book on a biblical theology of hell.
Bonus Link # 3: Historical Perspective
Being a lover of and a writer about church history, I couldn’t resist adding Shawn Lucas’ historical take on the Rob Bell issue. Read his Reformation 21 post The Lesson of David Swing.
Join the Conversation
What is your view of the “Rob Bell issue”? What other posts about this issue would you suggest that people read?