From Pariah to Prophet
From a man and a minister that when I was a Christian I was told to brand a heretic and an apostate. I love this man now. Such wisdom and grace.
Now, as a deconverted and former christian, I think… Great podcast interview on Faith and Spirituality without the imposition of Man-made ‘religion’. What wisdom, grace compassion, empathy and intelligence this man displays
Some favorite quotes from the interview:
” your life is a gift and you intuitively know how you respond matters”
“Humans tend to create institutions that get in the way of being human”
“What does it mean to make a difference in the world, what does it mean step outside your comfort zone”
Interviewer: “So what is it that you believe in? The whole big picture, what is the Faith then?”
Rob: “Overall? The big picture? I believe there is Something at work in the Universe, moving us Forward”
“Solidarity is Divine”
When asked about the Bible:
“I read it Literate-ly. I read it as the literature that it is… I always begin that it’s real people in real places at real times… ‘whatever we know about the Divine begins with the Human'”
“The truth is some ideas about God have to die, they can’t keep up. You have to let go of that conception. If your God isn’t as big as your science, you’re in trouble… ‘we’ve learned some things about biology and cosmology and if your God can’t speak to this, it’s not going to work. “
Interviewer: “What is your Mission now?
Rob: “I want to wake people up to the miracle that is your Life”
Three truths he would leave behind:
“Love wins, everything is Spiritual. There’s Depth to everything… and there way more going on here”
What did you think of Rob Bell when you first heard of him and his book Love Wins? Have you read the book? We’re you a Christian? Have you also entered Recovery? What do you think of him now?
What were your impression s of this interview and his positions now on Faith and Spirituality, God, the Universe and Wonder? Why not start a conversation in the comments below. Let’s talk.