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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Further, the younger generation seeks authenticity: This means a lot to me as one who often reflects on theologically. Bell also says we can be true to God by doing whatever we do in life to His glory.

However, Rob Bell really does try to not just repaint the Christian faith I will say after first reading this book I was excited.

It is in the flow of real life, in the places we live and move with the people we’re on the journey with, that we are reminded it is God’s world and we’re going to be okay. Repainting the Christian Faith Grand Rapids: I look forward to a book by Rob Bell in ten years. As if all these other people have their opinion and biases, but some are able to just read it for what it says Interesting reading, for sure, but we expect more caution in a man who already challenges us to be aware of the lenses through which we read the Bible, by which our understanding may be distorted.

Oct 01, Reed rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The Bible speaks of sin and godliness with an intentionally, consistently Godward reference. February 16, 9: The essence of Christianity centers upon the work of Christ on behalf of sinners i. What separates and distinguishes Christian morality from all other morality is precisely the person of Christ. We never find him chasing after someone, trying to convince them that he really wasn’t that serious, that it was just a figure of speech.

Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell

Good God made the world good and “Jesus is God’s way of refusing to ro up on his dream for the world” p. Do you want to live a life of faith?


Bell, as a postmodern believer, emphasizes mystery and doubt as the keys to genuine Christian experience. Here are some of the reasons: Many of his statements appear to be plucked out of the air with no supportive evidence provided.

The problem pointed out by the brick wall analogy is that if our beliefs are like bricks in a wall, they are inflexible; the wall begins to weaken and crumble if a few bricks are removed p.

Bell sounds just like every other emerging guy out there Either believe it or don’t.

However, the flaws in style and content reduced the effectiveness of his message. That bbell band elvie actually be giving Jesus a bad name because they aren’t a great band. If you think yourself a Christian than I challange you to consider the idea of “repainting” the faith with Rob Bell. Bell really opens up the discussion to skeptics, questioners, and faithful alike. Causes In my opinion, the reason this book is resonating with so many is because we have seen the evangelical church abandon the Evangel Himself.

Tell us more about what you like to read so we can send you the best offers and opportunities. It came from people writing in communities, and it was often written to communities. Love is the key and if you don’t realize that and rearrange your life around that concept, all the good deeds and fancy church clothes in the world aren’t going to get you past the front gate They are real and they are shared by many. But it just might begin Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The reason we need to “re-paint” and “rediscover” Christianity is because the old model doesn’t work anymore. And we love it. Jesus’ saying that he is the way the truth and the life John To ignore this is to show gross negligence which seems to depend upon an assumed biblical illiteracy by his readers.

Rob Bell makes me angry: a pastoral response to Velvet Elvis

What disturbed me was the defensive posture of the letter, which reflects one of the things that happens in brickworld: About a month ago, I emailed one of my writings to my pastor, almost half-expecting him to call me a nutter and suggest I not return.

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In a Jewish home in Jesus’ day – and even now – the table is seen as an altar.

Visit the official Harlequin book site. I could only manage to do a low, forward roll is that a somersault? The core problem of cultural compromise remains.

Vwlvet he promise that next time he would be more confident in himself? There really are other folks who realize that the bottom line isn’t how many rules you follow correctly, but oh what was it that crazy kook called Christ said??

Q&A 1295 – What do you think of Velvet Elvis (by Rob Bell)?

There are also a number of passages in the book that could have been more effective if he had been far more succinct. I would challenge all believers to test their faith and strive to challenge themselves, but Rob Bell talks about rethinking and reformatting theology. I hold that in Him, and not of myself or anything that I can do, grace is given as a gift through the sacrifice of the Son for our justification – but more importantly for His glory.

His responsibilities at Mars Hill elviw completely overwhelmed him and he found himself sitting in a storage room between church services, wanting to get into his belk and get as far away as possible.

One other observation our author shares is golden. The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art. By answering these questions we begin to formulate a belief and an understanding about who Jesus is.

He refused to be a “super-apostle” not because elvjs wasn’t true to his personality, but because it was untrue to the gospel!