(RNS) Pastors with megabrands are raising new issues for fast-growing churches.
Articles tagged “Rob Bell”
“Heaven Is for Real” rings all the bells of popular attitudes in social surveys, but conservative Christians are dismayed.
I’ve heard the most appalling — and the most beautiful — messages about sex in the church. Too often, the church is silent and bashful about sex, and when the church has spoken out about sex, many messages I heard have either been shaming or repressive. Here’s the 10 best thing I’ve ever heard about “Christian sex.”
(RNS) The questions posed by the new film “Hellbound?'' — does hell exist and if so, who goes there? — are no longer so anxiety-producing for filmmaker Kevin Miller. His faith journey has taken him to embrace a gentler view of hell that isn't a place of eternal torment, and holds that all souls will be saved. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Mars Hill Bible Church has appointed a new teaching pastor, months after founding pastor and well-known author Rob Bell departed for California. Church leaders announced Kent Dobson had accepted the lead position. By Heidi Fenton.
ATHENS, Ala. (RNS) A new film, “Hell and Mr. Fudge,'' follows the story of Edward Fudge as he began an intensive study of the Bible and the doctrine of hell. What he found made him question one of the bedrock doctrines of Bible-based Christianity — and nearly got him run out of town. By Kay Campbell.