Rob Bell and Hell

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?

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  1. Sara Lowe said:

    Thanks for this info! I don’t usually promote my web site through a comment, but this time, it seems very important. I have excerpts from the book, a link to a full, intelligent review, and my own writings about the danger of universalism in the face of evil, with which, sad to say, I am familiar. Rob Bell, Hell and Who’s Headed There, at

    March 9, 2011

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