Scott Hodge


Rob Bell in Dallas Morning News

Sep 17, 2005

Rob Bell was featured in an interview yesterday in The Dallas Morning News about his new book, Velvet Elvis.  If you haven’t read the book, you should.  Here’s a few of my thoughts.

Link to Interview
Link to Book

Excerpt from Velvet Elvis:

As a Christian, I am simply trying to orient myself around living … the way that Jesus taught is possible. And I think that the way of Jesus is the best possible way to live.

I’m convinced that being generous is a better way to live.

I’m convinced forgiving people and not carrying around bitterness is a better way to live.

I’m convinced having compassion is a better way to live.

I’m convinced pursuing peace in every situation is a better way to live.

I’m convinced listening to the wisdom of others is a better way to live.

I’m convinced being honest with people is a better way to live.

This way of thinking isn’t weird or strange; it is simply acknowledging that everybody follows somebody, and I’m trying to follow Jesus.

(Thanks to Coop for the link.)

2 Responses to “Rob Bell in Dallas Morning News”

  1. Matt Murph says:

    Scott, I enjoyed your interview podcast with Terry. I just wanted to thank you for this post. I haven’t read Rob’s book yet, but I think the excerpt you have here is a great sound byte. I think I’d like to have those items posted on my office desk somewhere. Thanks. great post.

  2. Henry Judy says:

    Great interview with Terry. I just want to say how much I enjoy your blog. Always good stuff. Thanks to Terry I am really getting into this blogging thing as well.
    I heard Rob at the C3 in January and his book is outstanding. He is the real deal.
    Keep up the good work.
    Henry Judy

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