Archive | March, 2011

Rob Bell book gets pastor fired

March 24, 2011

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Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins undermines the biblical truth about hell. That has gotten a lot of people fired up. Now, it’s gotten someone fired. The Associated Press reports: The pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, […]

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You’ve had frankfurters. Think of these as Frankenstein-furters.

March 22, 2011

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If you’re a fan of edamame, snow peas, and little cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, this post is not for you. This could get ugly, and not just because there’s a photo of me below. I’m about to unleash a pack of Danger Dogs … meaty little monsters born on the streets of […]

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Book review: The Resurrection

March 21, 2011

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Pastor Ian Clark has issues. He’s tormented by regular appearances of a ghost that wants something of him. Something he can’t quite figure out on his own. But he’s also haunted by the difficulty of hiding his shipwrecked faith, failed marriage, and the soul-crushing tragedy of his sister’s horrible death. Homemaker Ruby case has troubles […]

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An interview with Rob Bell’s interviewer

March 19, 2011

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Broadcaster Martin Bashir recently grilled Rob Bell on his book “Love Wins.” Bashir said to the author: “You’re creating a Christian message that’s warm, kind, and popular for contemporary culture. . . . What you’ve done is you’re amending the gospel, the Christian message, so that it’s palatable to contemporary people who find, for example, […]

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Leprechauns in the Bible?

March 17, 2011

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This is mortifying to admit, but most-visited pages on the Faces Of Lions blog involve poking fun at a Christian leader’s name, an author’s mustache, and this goofy post on whether there are leprechauns in the Bible. The fact that people are Googling questions about scriptural evidence for magical midgets had been pretty surprising. By […]

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Like Father, Like Sun

March 11, 2011

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For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11 ESV) I love photography of the heavens. Click on  the picture for a closer look. Learn how this striking image was captured here.

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First book review of “Love Wins.” What does it say about Rob Bell’s beliefs about hell?

March 9, 2011

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The video promoting Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins kicked up an avalanche of interest and controversy because it suggested that the author held an unorthodox and dangerous view of the doctrine of hell. Some encouraged a “wait and see” attitude, deferring comment on the video in lieu of reading the book when released. Other […]

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Please rescue my song

March 4, 2011

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I don’t play any musical instruments. I’ve never been invited to sing in the church choir. I have written a few songs though. Actually, I’ve tried to write a few songs. I get inspired, write some lyrics, and then… Well, nothing else happens. I get distracted by work and family and questions about leprechauns, and […]

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Does old sermon reveal Rob Bell’s REAL view on hell?

March 2, 2011

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Rob Bell’s promotional video for his new book “Love Wins” ignited a firestorm of controversy online because he seems to imply a universalist view on hell. I wondered (in this blog post) if it was more of a matter of good marketing than bad theology. Today, I happened upon a five-year old sermon from Rob […]

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