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Why We Still Need Angels In 2014

Posted 06.02.2014 | OWN

The author of What We Talk About When We Talk About God and "Super Soul Sunday" guest investigates the possibility... By Rob Bell One Sunday mor...

Superstar Author Events -- Discoverability on Steroids

Brooke Warner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

So here's something exciting in the world of publishing. Oprah is launching a fall tour -- The Life You Want Weekend Tour! -- that features a roster o...

WATCH: Faith Leaders Who Made A Difference This Year

Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion

As the year draws to a close, we look back on the people who worked to make the world a better place by speaking out for justice. Here is Odyssey ...

Rob Bell: People Are More 'Religious' Than They Think

OWN | Posted 11.06.2013 | OWN

Described by TIME Magazine as "one of the most influential Christian leaders in the country," Rob Bell recently sat down with Oprah to explore his lat...

Rob Bell Says Faith And Doubt Go Hand In Hand

OWN | Posted 11.04.2013 | OWN

In Pastor Rob Bell's 2011 book, Love Wins, he pondered questions that are often considered taboo in traditional Christianity: What if heaven is open t...

Rob Bell: 'It's Not Crazy To Acknowledge That There's A God'

OWN | Posted 10.30.2013 | OWN

Considered as one of America’s most influential, progressive -- and controversial -- Christian pastors, Rob Bell joins Oprah this week on "Super Sou...

Rob Bell Answers The Biblical Gay Question

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

After Rob was peppered with questions and challenges regarding his view of culture shift and homosexuality, were his answers sufficiently biblical, or did they simply accomodate the culture?

Rob Bell Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Greg Carey | Posted 05.17.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

Bell's interview marks the first time that he has openly supported marriage equality and perhaps the first time he has definitively separated himself from politically conservative evangelicalism.

Love Is Not God, but Thankfully, Neither Is Mark Driscoll

Kevin Miller | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Kevin Miller

God is love, but love is not God. Oft-vilified Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle has been riding this pony for a while now.

An Invitation To Rob Bell

Greg Carey | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

Bell doesn't have to call himself a liberal or anything else, short of lover of Jesus. But it might be wise to reach out in a new way to people who have been his partners even before he preached his first sermon.

Will Evangelicalism Last?

Tim Suttle | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Whatever the subject, there's more uncomfortable tension in the evangelical family than a Sacha Baron Cohen movie. This has many evangelicals wondering if we have a future together at all.

Anna Almendrala

Rob Bell Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

After its release in 2011, Rob Bell's book "Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, And The Fate Of Every Person Who Ever Lived" made huge waves in the ...

Pastor Fired For Doubting Hell Now Believes In Hell Again

John Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Chad has eliminated all online traces possible of his former self. I would be surprised if he hasn't already signed to write at least one book with a Christian publisher in the evergreen "He was lost to the sin of sexual addiction, but now he's found genre.

WATCH: 'Hellbound?' Questions Fiery Faith

Derek Flood | Posted 09.11.2012 | Religion
Derek Flood

Unlike so many other Christian films, Hellbound? is neither sentimental nor sensationalist. The word that comes to mind instead is depth.

Hello, Rob Bell - The Interview

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Skye Jethani

"Let the Spirit do what the Spirit will. And while you're at it, relinquish the need to label everything "Christian" or "not Christian." Be a Christian. People can figure the rest out. It's a noun, after all.

Christians Should Be More Than "Gay Okay"

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

To say that something like sexual orientation, race, economic status, gender are not issues to us is to speak from a position of privilege.

Rob Bell, Megachurch Pastor, Seeks Life Beyond The Pulpit

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) For pastors with ambitions to reach huge audiences, there's often no better platform than the ...

A Personal Relationship With God?

Derek Flood | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

It is in relationship that we find out who we are as humans, and what matters most in life. We as humans are made for relationship, and outside of relationship cannot be truly ourselves.

A Post-Hell Christianity?

Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion

By Kim Lawton Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) For millennia, people have been trying to imagine what happens after death. I...

Love Loses: Barnes and Noble's Big Fat Bell Book Fail

John Shore | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books
John Shore

If you happened to have read John Wins: When Rob Bell's Editor Calls, you know I'm thinking about doing a book with an actual, real book publisher. I'...

After Controversy, Baptists Affirm Belief In 'Eternal' Hell

Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Southern Baptists on Wednesday (June 14) called hell an "eternal, conscious punishment" for...

What Francis Chan (And His Ilk) Get So Terribly Wrong About Hell (VIDEO)

John Shore | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
John Shore

While in every last way pretending to be about practicing love, it's really about instilling fear. What Chan is really saying here is, "Be afraid. Being wrong about hell has terrible, terrible consequences."

Karmic Relief For A Post-Hell World

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Anecdotal evidence suggests that karma has become a ubiquitous shorthand for reap-what-you-sow justice. The term crops up increasingly in song lyrics, sitcoms, news and casual conversation.

Bell Gives Colorado Hell, More Religious Opportunists to Follow?

Weston Gentry | Posted 07.09.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Colorado seems to be shaping up as a popular target for religious ideologues. Due to its lack of religious zeal, Colorado may be the closest thing to a religious frontier that still exists in America.

Book Review Roundup: Obama's Mom's Bio And A Book About Heaven And Hell

Posted 07.03.2011 | Books

"The Summer Without Men" by Siri Hustvedt New York Times Hustvedt’s novels tend to be as somber as they are intellectually invigorating. Her g...