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27 Jun Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith. Rob Bell, Author. Zondervan $ (p) ISBN 14 Apr Time magazine recently called Rob Bell “The Hipper-Than-Thou-Pastor” ( Thursday, Dec. 06, ). This, along with the fact that his influence. Order: Amazon / iBooks / Barnes and Noble For thousands of years followers of Jesus, like artists, have understood that we have to keep going, exploring what it .

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More seriously his style of argument often lacks precision and solid basis.

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More By and About This Author. Perhaps we ought to replace the word missionary with tour guide, because we cannot show people something we haven’t seen. He now loves everybody in the same way and sees everyone as robed in the righteousness of Christ. He came to live it out in the context of the time in which he lived. My oldest—who is naturally cautious—and my youngest—who jumps with or without a trampoline—would probably be just fine.

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell

Aug 27, Phil Ward rated it it was ok Recommends it for: The Trinity is like the spring of a trampoline that helps us to spring up in faith for a better look at what God is like. Refresh and try again. So many believers I have met have dogmatic, sometimes bigoted, prejudices and commitments.

It is not just about things that happened a long time ago, but about things which also happen today. Contrast this communal way of reading and discussing and learning with our Western, highly individualized culture. By answering these questions we begin to formulate a belief and an understanding about who Jesus is.


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I think on many issues, he has good points, but none of them are new or original and are based more on emotion or ego than on scripture. But, the bible is also pretty straight forward in a lot of areas.

Which is why we are reclaiming the simple fact that Jesus said the way is narrow. It’s his answers that aren’t that helpful.

I think his ideas are sharp, but not sharp enough to pop a balloon. I’m a younger ‘hip’ Christian who is tired of all the ‘new thinking’ being just another ‘movement’ that will be discredited as soon as the next generation ’emerges’. Jul 05, Jonny rated it it was ok Shelves: There were a number of passages that struck me as points for further dialogue and discussion: A pretty easy and quick read.

I believe that Rob Bell is well intentioned. In reference to a woman the author knows who was studying something in the Bible, saying she was reading commentaries on both sides of the issue then finally decided to just “get back to the Bible and just take it for what it really says”, Bell reminds the reader that “the assumption is that there is a way to read the Bible that is agenda- and perspective-free.

In one of the most painful parts of the book, Bell reminds us of the story found in Matthew This freed others up to find their place in the ministry of the church and serve in areas where they knew Bell could not p.


The Dawn of the New Creation: Is the greatest truth about Adam and Eve that it happened or that it happens? There is nothing wrong with the “paintings” that have been done.

He has an ability to sum up constructive views of scripture in succinct and challenging little sentences. The biblical writers obviously believed that the purpose of Scripture is to tell us what God has actually done for us, not to provide stories to be used as metaphors of our own experience. Everyone is already loved by God the Father as a reconciled, forgiven sinner in Rb.

And the more I velevt that I am giving you the objective truth of what it really says, the less objective I am actually being.

See the newest novels, discuss with other book lovers, buy romance books online. But it does not square with how the Bible represents itself.

It is, after all, a book about him. The younger generation—to say nothing of the older—prefers an interactive learning style.