Former Mars Hill Bible Church (Michigan) pastor Rob Bell sparked crowds of imitators with his brief Nooma videos from 2002 to 2009 and published several popular books, famous for their broad margins and his elliptical writing style. His 2011 book Love Wins, however, became not only a mainstream bestseller but one of the Christian world’s most hotly debated issues of the year, as the megachurch pastor challenged traditional Christian beliefs on hell and the Cross.

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Review: Rob Bell’s 'Love Wins'
Rob Bell's Bridge Too FarSubscriber Access Only
The controversial pastor raises crucial questions, but offers answers that may sabotage his goals.
Rob Bell: The Giant Story
The Giant StorySubscriber Access Only
Rob Bell on why he talks about the Good News the way he does.
The Emergent Mystique
The Emergent MystiqueSubscriber Access Only
The 'emerging church' movement has generated a lot of excitement but only a handful of congregations. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy?
Rob Bell's 'Ginormous' Mirror
Rob Bell's 'Ginormous' MirrorSubscriber Access Only
To read his book is to read about our fascination with ourselves.
Pete Holmes: Believing in God Gave Me Hope as Comic
Pete Holmes: Believing in God Gave Me Hope as ComicSubscriber Access Only
In his new HBO show 'Crashing,' the former evangelical winks to Christian fans.
Mars Hill Bible Church Names Rob Bell's Successor: Kent Dobson
Mars Hill Bible Church Names Rob Bell's Successor: Kent DobsonSubscriber Access Only
Kent Dobson is the son of Ed Dobson, pastor emeritus at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids.
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