So, apparently Rob Bell has a new book coming out called What we talk about when we talk about God. Denny Burk has already put up a shot across the bow. I’m not a fan of Rob Bell by any stretch of the imagination (see here, here, here, here, and here) but I have to admit that he knows how to turn a phrase. I love how the trailer finishes:
The message of the book is essentially that God is not behind us, dragging us backwards into some primitive regressive state. God has always been ahead of us pulling us forward into greater peace, integration, wholeness, and love.
A-men. It’s a great thought, I just think my conservative, confessional and evangelical theology serves as a much better backdrop for it.
The point of this post isn’t so much to talk about Bell’s new book. To be honest, I look for any opportunity to share a hilarious spoof of Rob Bell’s book trailers by the good lads at Christ Kirk and New St. Andrew’s College in Moscow, Idaho. They raise them right in those parts of the hinterland.
If you haven’t seen this, please don’t put it off. If you want some context, watch this Rob Bell clip. Life changing stuff below. Well, not quite life changing, but still worth the three minute commitment.