Megachurch pastor Rob Bell seeks life beyond the pulpit
For pastors with ambitions to reach huge audiences, there's often no better platform than the megachurch, which has given rise to powerhouse media empires from T.D. Jakes to Max Lucado to Joel Osteen and many others.
On Thursday (Sept. 22), up-and-coming pastor Rob Bell announced he's leaving Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Mich. in December. Bell's best-selling book, "Love Wins," raised more than a few eyebrows with the premise that hell doesn't include eternal torment. Now he's moving on.
"Our founding pastor, Rob Bell, has decided to leave Mars Hill in order to devote his full energy to sharing the message of God's love with a broader audience," the church said in a statement....
He just want no one overseeing his goofy and anti-Christian ideas. Apparently the board of elders of his church didn't interfere very much with his nonsense however. They and the congregation didn't seem to detect a false teacher. or The Exposure of False Teachers wasn't/isn't on their agenda?