Rob Bell and Martin Bashir

If you haven’t seen it already, here’s the much talked about interview with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir and Rob Bell concerning his new book, Love Wins. A good title for this interview would be Rob Bell Loses. Bashir is a great journalist who doesn’t let Bell weasel his way out of difficult questions. The best point Bashir made was that Bell’s universalism (?) makes the current need for preaching the gospel irrelevant. Bell disagreed but wasn’t able to provide an explanation for why it was so urgent to believe in Christ right now.

One interesting point that has come up on the blogosphere is that Bashir appears to be a committed Christian who attends Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. In fact, he helped lead a discussion with Keller at the Veritas Forum at Columbia University in 2008.

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