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Rob Bell

The Truth About the Bible, Religion, and Spirituality

What if the most famous book in the world was also the most misunderstood?

These are the kinds of questions my friend Rob Bell and I end up discussing when we get together.

But recently we decided to actually record our conversation for the podcast.

If you’re a longtime fan of the show, you already know Rob from his past 3 episodes.

So you’ll be excited to know that for this episode, we dived deep into his newest book, all about what the Bible really is, where it came from, and how most of us are reading it wrong.

I love Rob for many reasons, but at the top of the list is his ability to open my mind to spiritual truth in a way I never thought about it.

"If it's true, it will fundamentally have paradox baked into it."  

Rob is one of the most successful pastors of our day, but he left preaching in a formal church years ago and has expanded his reach and message far beyond.

Not only is he a multiple NYT bestselling author, he has been on tour with Oprah, hosts his own popular podcast, and goes on spiritual speaking tours around the world.

In this conversation, we went down several rabbit holes around spirituality, but at the core of our questions was this one — Can truth be found in unlikely places? And how do we interpret it once we find it?

It’s time to think differently about what we’ve always been told in Episode 484 with Rob Bell.

"Everything you are working and striving for you already have."  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Is spirituality different for people who are religious versus non-religious? (13:30)
  • Which of your beliefs have been shaken up in the past 10 years? (30:39)
  • What is your purpose now and how has it evolved? (33:10)
  • What do you think is missing from most people to reach a depth of joy? (34:22)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why so many people are misreading the Bible (3:15)
  • Where despair comes from – and the antidote (7:10)
  • The difference between reading the Bible literately and literally (9:20)
  • Why the sermon needs to be reclaimed (17:40)
  • Why truth always includes paradox (23:56)
  • The best way to serve others (45:38)
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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Music Credits:

Music Credit: Melancholy by Ghost’n’Ghost

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