Our youngest daughter, a cyber-schooled senior, is soon on her way to China
for a 5 week intensive language course. You can’t imagine how excited
we are all as she prepares to graduate this spring and head off to
Calvin College in Michigan. She got her graduation present early: a new
camera. To mess around with it, she recorded a spur-of the-moment summary of
our five part Rob Bell Love Wins BookNote blog series.
She gussied it up with one of our favorite Sigur Rus songs, and here it
is. Our first video podcast. When she gets back next month, maybe we’ll do
I can’t believe I didn’t introduce myself or say the name of our book
store. And I skipped the important stuff about civility and being
ecumenical. Or the benefits of reading widely. Didn’t mention Plato. I
didn’t cite the books from our review by Mouw or Walsh or McLaren, let alone John Piper or
Bell’s critics or the strengths of their arguments. I gave a
shout out to the Nooma Trees.
I wish I would have said “creation-fall-redemption-restoration” but I
wasn’t thinking. I should have included something about Bell’s very
orthodox and serious Christology. I mentioned the restoring reign of
God over all things. And that we have the book; I didn’t mention the previously listed BookNotes blog special discount. (What kind of businessman am I?)
May Jesus Christ be
praised, to the glory of the Father, in the power of the Spirit for the
sake of the world.
Thanks Marissa. This is way cool for an old guy like me.