the gods aren’t angry
Tonight I went to the Vic Theater in Chicago to see Rob Bell on his “The gods aren’t angry” tour. I’ve been following Bell’s teaching for several years now and I was excited to be able to hear him tonight. This is his second tour and it’s really odd because you have a concert venue completely packed out with people who are there to listen to one guy talk for an hour and half.
I’m always challenged by his messages and tonight was no exception. The main idea of the teaching was that ancient cultures’ approach and worship of the gods was one formulated out of ignorance and appeasement. Things aren’t going right? Then just sacrifice something else to whatever god affects that area and hopefully he’ll respond. Abraham, and eventually Moses, enter the picture, we begin to learn about a deity that says that we can know where we stand in relationship to Him. The guesswork and the fear of the unknown become unnecessary and we can enter into real meaningful, intimate relationship with Him. God is not angry, in fact, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, he has brought peace between us and Him.
Anyway, this is barely scratching the surface of what he covered, but it’s late and I’ve got to get up early tomorrow.