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Rob Bell- Performance Artist (?)

October 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Yikes. Is it just me, or does it seem that the Preciousness-meter is redlining whenever Bell or his ilk spout this dreck of pseudo-profundity? Why is it that his defenders seem so shrill?

Maybe we just don’t understand: He’s so sincere when he says it.


A couple of things struck me when I read both TeamPyro’s and Jared Wilson’s salient comments.


First, Boy, Bell must hate the Republicans in general and is embarrassed by the Conservative Evangelicals in particular. Don’t get me wrong: I think that the Evangelicals (whatever that means nowadays) made a dreadful mistake when they largely abandoned preaching the Word and instead operated as a quasi-Caucus. I think it was Cal Thomas who suggested that the church sold their birthright for a political bowl of lentils. No matter. Bell can hardly conceal his disdain for the Republicans and his despair at the results.


Next, it comes across that Romans 1:16 isn’t applicable to Bell. Somehow the unbelievers, via penumbras and emanations will intuit the Gospel that’s not preached, and will realize that they’re sinners in need of a savior.


I’ve been struck by how the Po-mo moralism is simply the other side of the coin from the oldtime Fundy’s legalism. In One case, these are things that you must or should , while in the latter case, there’s a litany of things that you can’t or shouldn’t do. In neither case is it the Gospel.

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