Rob Bell: Poets/Prophets/Preachers

This is the complete 2009 film series by pastor/author Rob Bell. Excellent stuff.

Description: “Filmed live in 2009, Poets/Prophets/Preachers is a five part film series devoted to reclaiming the ancient, beautiful, provocative, healing, inspired art form known as the sermon. Over the five talks Rob explores the theological, conceptual, practical and personal dimensions involved in giving a talk, sermon, message, or teaching.”

Part 1: The Original Guerilla Theatre

Part 2: Beginning in the Beginning

Part 3: The Science of Homiletical Architecture

Part 4: Radar Buckets Chunks and the Marinade

Part 5: Death by Paper Cuts

5 thoughts on “Rob Bell: Poets/Prophets/Preachers”

  1. Both the material and the way it is presented is outstanding. I have never heard the ‘Story’ told in a manner so dynamic and so revealing. What a marvel when one starts to see how well grounded the old story is.


  2. Is creation, the universe primarily and ultimately good? Good in the sense given by Rob Bell to the word ‘Shalom’? The beginning of the story tells us that it is. A question so essential to answer that Albert Einstein, although not an official character in the story, went as far as to say that, at some point, one had to ‘choose’ whether or not the universe is good. If one does not choose to trust that it is good one cannot cooperate in the restauration of Shalom or the preservation of Dharma. Dharma, understood as the supreme order in ‘all things’, is close in meaning to the word Shalom. Einstein, of course, did not use such words, yet he perceived, by the bias of science, a supreme order at work in the universe. He may not have perceived it in totality but his ‘choice’ was enlightened by his discoveries and thus may also enlighten the choice of others.
    One way or another man must have faith in the goodness of creation if he is to uncover further of its goodness.


  3. I am impressed by Rob Bell’s performance as a preacher and I take the Bible to be a book which contains many lessons of whisdom. The greatest of all, to me, being in the story of Jesus, who came, not to abolish the Law but to accomplish it. A new creation within the creation, as the preacher puts it, more likely to restaure Shalom.
    But I do not hold the book for sacred and do not believe all it says makes sense.
    I rather believe in the danger of taking any book for sacred. In a movie called ‘My Father, My Lord’ David Volach tells about the danger of religious conditioning. A touching story between a devoted rabi, his devoted wife and their their only son. A little boy whose sensitivity and innocence Jesus would have blessed.


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