There is probably no figure more controversial in Christian circles today than Rob Bell. Here was a church pastor who had to step down from the church he founded because of a book he wrote. Some say he has turned his back on the faith but heΓÇÖd probably claim he embraced it to even greater depths.
In my opinion, Bell sees a side of life that his Evangelical background either is blind to, plays down or outright ignores. He is asking the tough questions┬áthat, although arenΓÇÖt new, must be embraced and worked-out by a new generation of Christians (or perhaps by┬áevery generation of Christians). He wonΓÇÖt accept poor substitutes for answers and encourages his audience not to either. HeΓÇÖs a great communicator and leader tempered by fire. Where he is leading people to┬áis left for you to decide.
Which brings us to the RobCast. BellΓÇÖs podcast is yet another way he reaches out to his audience. IΓÇÖd read some of Rob BellΓÇÖs books and┬áappreciated his work enough to download his podcast. And like his books, Rob has a unique way of unpacking religion, theology, creativity and life in such a way that it speaks to me. His┬ámore recent series of Wisdom has me kicking myself that I didΓÇÖt listen to these episodes sooner.
If youΓÇÖre not already a fan of Rob Bell, his podcast will do nothing to change your mind. But if you are, well you probably didnΓÇÖt need me to tell you to download his podcast. If youΓÇÖre curious to hear what Rob Bell has to say now, I highly recommend the Wisdom series:
- Wisdom Part 1 – Meet Your Sister
- Wisdom Part 2 – Welcome to Your Heart
- Wisdom Part 3 – You the Steward
- Wisdom Part 4 – Life and Death and Vegetables
- Wisdom Part 5 – How To Think About The News
- Wisdom Part 6 – Talking About Talking
- Wisdom Part 7 – The Simple and Subtle
- Wisdom Part 8 – Two Things I Ask of You
- Wisdom Part 9 – Standing Firm with Pete Rollins
IΓÇÖm not even sure if he has finished with the Wisdom series. IΓÇÖm only on Part 4!