mars hill (gasp) podcast?!

October 25, 2006 | 13 Comments

While meandering through iTunes tonight, I disovered that Rob Bell and Mars Hill actually have an official podcast up and running. There is even a link at the bottom of their sermon download page. Who knew? Is this some kind of grand conspiracy that has been hidden from me for all this time?

  • whoa, nice discovery!

  • Michael Box

    I knew about it a while back, but have just been downloading the messages the old fashioned way. The series “Jesus wants to save the Christians” is freaking dead on. Some of Rob’s observations are not only true but embarassingly so.

  • yeah… this is amazing. I mean, before, you had to really work to get one of his messages… but now… oh man. Rob Bell at the push of my iPod… thank you may i have another!

  • John,

    Yeah, I’ve been getting his podcast for the past month or so. I listen to them at work along with Mosaic, Mark Driscoll, Relevant Magazine, Tony Campolo, and others.

    You would be jealous of me this week. NT Wright was speaking at Harvard this past Monday-Wednesday (unfortunately, I’ve had a lot going on and didn’t get to attend). He has taught courses at Harvard Divinity School in the past and the pastor I work with took two classes with him. Mabye he will get over to Seattle sometime soon.

  • What?!? A MHBC podcast?

    We’ll you’re not the only one left out of the grand cosnpiracy… it appears that you and I are the only two “left behind”. [I know, bad pun, but hey…]

  • Finally, a reson to sync my ipod.

  • Wow! You guys are really excited about this. Dangerously close to idolatry. 🙂 Congratulations man on finding this piece of news.

    Later

  • I like how the podcast link on the MHBC website is buried at the bottom of the sermon page. that’s like not putting a sign out in front of your church.

  • Brad

    I strongly urge each of you to seek the truth about Rob Bell. Unfortunately his teachings are peppered with just enough truth to catch an itching ear, but if you listen carefully, you will hear a gospel preached that is not of the Bibile. There are many resources online the best of which is the Bible. Compare his new book, ‘Velvet Elvis’ to the Bible and see how well they line up.

  • ugh.

  • yeah, shark. it’s almost as bad as idolizing apologetics. 🙂

  • Brad,

    I read the book Velvet Elvis and I found it refreshing. I do not agree with everything he says or with everything in the Emerging Church movement, but I also believe all books fall short of the Bible or Bibile. 🙂 I may be wrong, but I believe that what Rob Bell is attempting to do is bring the Gospel to people in a way that doesn’t necessarily change it, but provides some people who don’t understand doctrinal teachings, with something that they can understand and ultimately brings them closer to God. We must remember that God is not limited by the media outlet, we are.

    and Zach…
    Yes, it is almost as bad. 🙂 I am sometimes too passionate about apologetics, but it has definitely understand why I believe what I believe and be able to articulate that. Oh and by the way, thank you for posting on my blog. Great insight!

  • Mark

    Brad said:
    “I strongly urge each of you to seek the truth about Rob Bell. Unfortunately his teachings are peppered with just enough truth to catch an itching ear, but if you listen carefully, you will hear a gospel preached that is not of the Bibile.”

    Gosh, what utter hogwash. I have listened to over a hundred hours of Rob Bell, read both his books and watched all his NOOMAs. Everything he says is straight out of the bible. The difference between you and him is that he actually has a brain and gives some thought about what he has read in the Bible. Perhaps you should learn how to read before you go spouting off with such foolishness.