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Not Theology, but Authority: Rob Bell and the Evangelical Institutional Establishment

Not Theology, but Authority: Rob Bell and the Evangelical Institutional Establishment

Michael J Altman…….
Rob Bell challenges the authority of the (Calvinist) evangelical establishment and they don’t like it. For example, Bill Walker has a compared Bell’s ideas in Love Wins with conservative evangelical darling and Presbyterian Church in America pastor Tim Keller’s ideas in The Reason for God. As Walker lays it out, the two share a lot in common. They both lean heavily on C.S. Lewis for their ideas and Bell even cites Keller’s other bookProdigal God in his “further reading” section of Love Wins. Yet, Keller is beloved by those in the pews and quoted by those in the pulpits while Bell is dangerous.

Lost: A Reflection

Lost: A Reflection

Unlike the average sitcom, the events of ‘Lost’ challenge the viewers and engage their minds on multiple levels. Although the audience encounters what may at first appear fantastical, these fantastical confrontations are readily converted to relatable human issues. Natures’ transience, humanity’s interconnectedness, possibilities of truth behind myth/magic still existing in the world, and the many forms faith presents itself in the world are old issues, all too familiar—if not in the surface of most people’s minds then in the recesses of one’s consciousness, as it attempts to locate itself and make sense of the world.