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    Nov 2008

    got any scholarly Rob Bell analysis/critique?

    Hey Ya'll....

    My daughter's tutor is in the MAR program at WestminsterTS, and she told me today that she needs to find some scholarly articles about Rob Bell for an upcoming paper. I told her that I read and post at a Reformed forum with all kinds of brilliant Reformed theological people that know links to every sort of subject, so can anybody help me out? I gotta keep my promise here, I am counting on you guys

    I know there are lots of threads on this but I was hoping for some top quality links to essays by recognized respectable theologians, not discusssion threads. Anybody got some favorites? She distinctly talked about universalism but I am not sure if she'll cover any of his other positions, so I guess any Rob Bell subject might be good. She's so snowed under with first year Hebrew that I am trying to save her some google time by asking here.

    Thanks for any help!!!!

    PS mods......if I sent her the page that comes up when you do a PB search under Rob Bell, could she access it or is that search page members only?

    Attending Jacobstown Baptist

    Central NJ

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    I don't know if this would qualify as "scholarly" or not, but Kevin Deyoung's 20-page review of Love Wins was helpful:
    Ben Franks

    I'm a member of Heartland Community Church (PCA) in Wichita, Kansas and am currently involved with a PCA church plant in Andover, Kansas called Kirk of the Plains.

    You can read my personal blog here:

    "Remember, it is not hasty reading, but serious meditating upon holy and heavenly truths, that make them prove sweet and profitable to the soul...It is not he that reads most , but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian." - Thomas Brooks (1608-1680)

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    Nov 2007
    I would suggest looking in Themelios.
    Joseph Grigoletti
    Presbyterian Church of America
    Bellingham, WA

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    Nov 2008
    Thanks guys. I forgot about Themelios but it has a ton of stuff. And DeYoung was the featured speaker at the WTS preaching conference this fall so that's a great link.

    Attending Jacobstown Baptist

    Central NJ

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    Don, missionary candidate

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    James White reviewed it on his program, and I found the analysis quite helpful.
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    Oct 2006
    "New Horizons," the OPC's denominational magazine, has a review of Bell's dreadful book in the new, December, 2011, issue. The same issue also has a good anti-paedocommunion article, by the way.
    Richard Zuelch
    Westminster Presbyterian Church (OPC), Westminster, CA

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