Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I'm Bullhorn Guy

If you have a chance, check out Rob Bell’s Nooma video called “Bullhorn Guy.” If you haven’t heard of Bell, he’s one of the voices in the emerging/emergent church movement.

Here's the link:

This is really a rather well done piece of propaganda.

Cool guy postmodern minister takes on nerdy modernist preacher who seems lost in this confusing contemporary society, completely unable to connect with people.

I have a good laugh every time I see it because it’s so outlandish. Bell claims to be concerned about the harsh proclamation of the truth, a concern that I share, but the more he talks the more you realize he is really uncomfortable with a biblical epistemology and the nature of the truth claims Scripture makes.

If you made a video where cool guy on a park bench shreds a Bible, you'd turn people off. But if you attack biblical principles while simultaneously taking on a chubby, socially awkward, balding man you get people all warm and fuzzy.

Bell doesn’t merely criticize the methodology but seems to criticize words like hell, repentance, and in several places even the concept of conversion. Nowhere in any of his writings or videos have I ever seen what his proposed methodology for presenting the truth of the gospel is. I have challenged several Bell fans to find any statement of Rob Bell’s that was a clear proclamation of the gospel. So far no one has been able to do it.

I'm thinking of renaming my blog "Bullhorn Guy."


Matthew said...

wow, so I think my favorite part of that video was, "cause we don't get how condeming and the the converting has to do with Jesus' Message"

John & Sarah said...

Daniel- it should bring you great humility to know that your unassuming wife has many more comments on all of her blogs... how is the counter going on your end? We are posting a comment for you in an effort to keep the competition fierce, but it seems Whit is leaving you in the dust:) Your link wouldn't come through this morning- tried it a few times. Hopefully the webpolice aren't after you... or worse yet, the Bud Light Marketing department!