Rob Bell’s new book “Love Wins” takes on the difficult topic of heaven & hell. Many accuse him of being a universalist, maybe he is – but it’s certainly not the point. Those who are looking for a controversy will find it & those looking for new things to think about will also certainly find much to chew on.
I found the passage below to illustrate how real hell is – even more real than some place we might end up after we die. The passage does what Bell does best: turns our conventional thinking about something on it’s head. While you might disagree with what Bell says, you can’t deny his ability to analyze ideas in creative ways. Perhaps we ought to all do more analyzing & less uncritical adoption of what we’ve been told.