Pastor Bell is joining the ranks of other Christian rock stars who hit the evangelical circuit with their driving metal guitars of false theology and adoring clueless fans. Rock on, Pastor Rob!
Having been a pastor in Los Angeles for over twenty six years, I can safely say Bell may either sink or swim in So Cal as he tries to broaden his audience with his controversial beliefs.
Remember . . . Bell is the pastor that ignited a hot debate over the existence of heaven and hell. But that's not all. He questions the meaning of salvation, the whereabouts of heaven and the entry fee to gain access to eternal life. After reading Love Wins I called StubHub and managed to scalp two tickets in the Loge section of the New Jerusalem Section 104, Row G, Seats 3-4.
Since LA is an eclectic playground for the likes of Rob Bell, he'll most likely fit in and then slowly fade away after he's spent a few years spraying the bullets of his drive-by false theology throughout Southern California.
According to CT Bell:
. . .One another bit of juicy evangelical gossip comes from CT: David Vanderveen, editor of the Mars Hill Review announced the So now the erroneous theology of Rob Bell will be propagated in more and more unsuspecting churches and among more and more clueless Christians as they study a book I call a "masterpiece of confusion and theological uncertainty."
Why should I even report on such an a potentially insignificant event as a pastor leaving a church? I admit it. I was inspired by Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life. Upon the news that Bell is departing his pulpit to take his show on the road, Pastor Rick tweeted:
Thank you, Pastor Warren. Now it all makes sense. Without any accountability to a church board and without any need for validity from older and wiser Christians, Rob Bell can let his theology all hang out.
Rob Bell, the Christian rock star has arrived, tight leather pants and all. I can see it now - speaking tours sprinkled across the U.S. as adoring fans scream for more theological junk from an ego driven former pastor from Mars Hill Bible Church.
The good news? Once Bell leaves Mars Hill Church, perhaps they will hire a pastor who will help them put the word "Bible" back into the name of the church.