Archive for the ‘Heresy and Heretics’ Category
So, CNN and ABC and Oprah and all the rest of you- kindly no longer associate this lapsed Christian as a Christian. He’s not. Not even remotely. Not in any meaningful way.
What Bell is is irrelevant. His views never mattered and now they matter even less.
Oh, and to the people who think I have no right to say who is or isn’t a Christian- you’re wrong. I certainly do. And so does history. Rob Bell has abandoned Christian faith. Period.
This is simply false. It is a false dichotomy. Anything, of course, can become an idol. Anything. But the fact is, that without theology we have no WAY of talking about God and without theology we have no proper ethic (since behavior always, always, always is influenced by belief).
So, besides making me sigh, this annoys me because it is a subtle suggestion that the anti-theological false theology of the Emergents and their ilk is appropriate. But ignorance of theology is not bliss, it’s just dilettantism.
‘Desiring God’ indeed. As if. Apparently ‘Desiring God dot org’ doesn’t have any thinking Christians on its staff (because theology is simply thinking about and describing faith)…