I thought it would be interesting to collect together a summary of some of the best writing and also talks on Rob Bell’s book. Here are a few I have found which I will add to over the coming days:
A truly excellent talk by Don Carson, followed by a panel discussion from The Gospel Coalition Conference entitled, God: Abounding in Love, Punishing the Guilty.
Lauren Winner’s essay on Rob Bell in the New York Times Book Review
God Is still Holy and What you learned in Sunday School is still true. A Review of Love Wins, by Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church East Lansing, Michigan.
A review of the book by blogger Denny Burk: Revising Hell into the Heterodox Mainstream.
The first book to respond to Rob Bell is Christ Alone: An Evangelical Response to Rob Bell’s “Love Wins” by Michael E. Wittmer PhD, who teaches systematic and historical theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
A video of the debate between Rob Bell and Adrian Warnock on Premier Christian Radio. There is an excellent series of posts by Adrian Warnock which you can find here. I think we can conclude that Adrian Warnock is not exactly a Rob Bell fan. Certainly in the interview Rob Bell proved very hard to pin down – that seems wrong to me. We should be clear about what we believe and don’t believe and if we don’t know, we should say so. Anything less is dishonest.
An interview between Martin Bashir and Rob Bell on MSNBC