It was such a treat to hear Rob Bell, from Mar's Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, last night in our very own community of Logan Square. He was brilliant!
A friend of mine told me yesterday that she thinks there is a dearth of good speakers right now who are interesting to listen to and can speak prophetically to our culture. Rob Bell is speaking to the postmodern generation using meta-narrative (starting with Genesis and making strong personal application), a unique style (he used a gigantic white board to illustrate every point), humor, and unbelievable integration of history, physics, biology, and Hebrew word study. If you get a chance to hear him, don't miss it. Churches using the old school of preaching are going to be left behind if we don't learn to speak this new language.