Friday, September 23, 2011

Rob Bell is Leaving Mars Hill Church

Rob Bell is leaving Mars Hill Church.

The church published this statement:

“Feeling the call from God to pursue a growing number of strategic opportunities, our founding pastor Rob Bell has decided to leave Mars Hill in order to devote his full energy to sharing the message of God's love with a broader audience.”

It's hard not to think that the impact of his new book Love Wins was the emotional and theological catalyst for this.

I wrote about one problem I had with Rob's overly generous orthodoxy here.

We should pray for Rob and his family. He is a creative, intelligent, Jesus-loving, Scripture-loving, imperfect (like the rest of us) follower of Christ.