Culture and the Church: Thought Shapers- Part 4: Rob Bell (Kingdom Theology)


Rob Bell, the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is most well-known for his short video series called NOOMA.  Rob has been shaking the conversation on Christianity and culture through his two books, Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith and Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality.  He has also done two speaking tours on which he discussed how religion is not Biblical and that everything is spiritual.  Rob has extensive training in the Hebrew language and Jewish culture which adds a whole new dimension to his preaching.  He has a view on theology which is very different than many people have.  Rob believes in this idea of Kingdom Theology in which the church’s mission is to live out the values of the kingdom of God which was so frequently discussed by Jesus in the gospels in the world around us.  This is a view that makes grace not just be something that Jesus did for me in the past, but something that I am supposed to be an agent of to those around me.  Rob has a heart and passion for the broken.  He is seeking to raise up a community of people who will live out the values of the kingdom of God in the culture around them.