Sunday, March 24, 2013

"Rob Bell as the new James Dobson"

Fascinating quote by Branson Parler:

" a way, you could consider Bell to be the new James Dobson, of Focus on the Family. Both Dobson and Bell seem to think that the culture will be (or should be) a coherent whole regarding views of sexuality, marriage, etc. Both seem to believe Christians and American culture as a whole should basically have the same view and account of what marriage is for, how to understand sexuality, etc. But when I read the Bible, I don't see that.  -LlNK -by
Branson Parler ,Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Kuyper College and author of Things Hold Together: John Howard Yoder's Trinitarian Theology of Culture. A longer version of this piece can be found on Branson’s blog, With and Against the Grain. .

1 comment:

  1. Yeah" i saw that piece by Parler & and I think he is readin way too much into an off-the-cuff remark. The fact is that the "ship has sailed" politically and we (i.e., the church) will have to meet people where they are. I'm sure Rob Bell is fully aware that people come to differing conclusions about the morality of same-gender sex. Some gay people have concluded that same-gender sex is wrong. We need to meet them where they are as well. Parler is making more of Bell's remark than was really there.


Hey, thanks for engaging the conversation!