Everything Is Spiritual

Tonight, I watched Rob Bell’s presentation called Everything Is Spiritual. Bell is such a great presenter. His ability to take highly complex theological topics and communicate them in everyday language is astounding. Not only is it good, but it is also highly practical without adding some “application” section to the end of some trite three point sermon. Bell’s preaching is always an integrative whole– no sections, points, illustrations, etc.– it all criss-crosses and loops and connects. I have moments where I’m able to speak with such clarity and intersection– but not everytime I get up to speak.

Nevertheless, I found myself earlier today feeling a little “Rob Bell-ish” as I discussed religion and theology with students in my youth group. I was writing on napkins, explaining gnosticism and dualism, eschatology and its relation to how people see planet Earth, feeding the poor, and sexuality, and how all of life is spiritual. I live for these moments. I wish I could do that everyday.

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