Something else from that February issue of Christianity magazine is a terrific interview with Rob Bell of Mars Hill Bible Church, Michigan and Velvet Elvis and Nooma DVDs fame. There is an extract on their website from the printed version; but even better is the full video interview (which lasts 35-40 minutes). Highlights for me include:
- How Mars Hill can be ten thousand strong but distance itself from ‘mega-church’ values;
- How Bell avoids label, including ’emerging’ and ’emergent’, because we all should be engaging with what it means to follow Jesus Christ today;
- The use of everyday family life and friendships as a means of accountability.
But there is so much more. You may find your own highlights. I really can’t commend this too highly. I’m putting in my order now for his next book, Sex God, a provocative title for an examination of sexuality and spirituality. It’s due 30th March.