Rob Bell and Hell

By Bob Kellemen | Founder and CEO, RPM Ministries

Posted 11:34 pm on March 03, 2011

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Linking you to the top 5 Christian blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. 

The Post That Started It All

This week’s top 5 focus on “the Rob Bell issue.” Justin Taylor “broke the story” with his post, Rob Bell: Universalist? Read Taylor’s take on Bell’s forthcoming book, Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived due out on March 29 by HarperCollins. 

Answering the Question

Some have taken Taylor to task for blogging before the book is released. Kevin DeYoung blows that argument out of the water with Two Thoughts on the Rob Bell Brouhaha

What’s at Stake?

As usual, Al Mohler cuts to the chase in his response to Bell’s upcoming book. Read his take in Universalism as a Lure

Lots of Links

Over at Christianity Today, they’ve provided a “journalistic perspective” by outlining the issue and the response, including a boatload of links and tweets. Find lots of links at Rob Bell’s Book

See for Yourself

Watch the Rob Bell video and judge (that’s not a dirty word—discern truth) for yourself. Here’s the link to the YouTube video for Love Wins

Bonus Link # 1: About Hell

This issue is so important, that I couldn’t stop at 5. Bonus link # 1 offers you a batch of links to books about hell. Read all about it at the 9Marks blog post Annotated Bibliography on Hell

Bonus Link # 2: A Biblical Theology of Hell

Here’s a second post by the guy who started it all, Justin Taylor: Hell Under Fire. He outlines what looks to be an excellent book on a biblical theology of hell. 

Bonus Link # 3: Historical Perspective 

Being a lover of and a writer about church history, I couldn’t resist adding Shawn Lucas’ historical take on the Rob Bell issue. Read his Reformation 21 post The Lesson of David Swing

Join the Conversation

What is your view of the “Rob Bell issue”? What other posts about this issue would you suggest that people read?

Tags: hell, Justin Taylor, Kevin DeYoung, Love Wins, Rob Bell, Al Mohler

about the author:
Bob Kellemen

Robert W. Kellemen, Ph.D., LCPC, served for over a dozen years as Chairman of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship Department at Capital Bible Seminary. He is now Professor-at-Large in that Department. In his three pastoral ministries, Bob has equipped 100s of lay people as biblical counselors and spiritual friends. In his role as Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries (, Bob is known for his Christ-centered, comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally-informed approach to equipping local churches for biblical counseling and spiritual formation. Bob is the Executive Director of the Association of Biblical Counselors’ Center for Church Equipping. He also serves as the Launch Director for the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Bob is the author of Soul Physicians, Spiritual Friends, Beyond the Suffering, Sacred Friendships, and God’s Healing for Life’s Losses.

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