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Rob Bell Controversy

Here's What Happened To Rob Bell, The Pastor Who Questioned Hell

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Rob Bell was once the evangelical It Boy, the hipster pastor with the thick-rimmed glasses and the skinny jeans whose best-selling theology was ...

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...

Why Are We So Angry About Hell?

Carl Medearis | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Carl Medearis

Our motivations for wanting hell to exist (or not) might expose something inside of us that needs to become more like Jesus.

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.

Who WIll Go To Hell?

ABC News | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES | Posted 06.22.2011 | Books

Literal hell is a gruesome place, a worm-infested trash heap where children are sacrificed to the flames, according to the Bible, and for those who do...

The Good News Is Better Than That: Reflections On Hell, Salvation And The Power Of Love

Rob Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Bell

If that message and that conviction cause controversy, I'll accept that. Because good news is what we need.

Pastor Loses Job Amidst Rob Bell Debate

AP | By TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

DURHAM, N.C. -- When Chad Holtz lost his old belief in hell, he also lost his job. The pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina wr...

Critics Heated Up By Bell's Hell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Cathy Lynn Grossman USA Today (RNS) Talk about hellfire! One of the nation's rock-star-popular young pastors, Rob Bell, 40, has stuck a pitchfork ...

What Is Universalism?

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

As president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, I am fascinated and encouraged by the current public discourse around Rob Bell and the concept of universalism.

The Heretical Rob Bell And Why Love Wins

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

They called him a Universalist. A wolf in sheep's clothing. A false prophet. A radical. Dangerous. And more than a few have labeled Bell a heretic. But that's the good news.