It was a personal honor to interview today’s guest.
With the uproar of the political and cultural climate in 2016, a lot of spiritual wounds came to the surface for me. I watched as racism, xenophobia, and misogyny pushed its agenda in the US wearing the cloak of conservative Christianity. The agendas I was witnessing being pushed in Christ’s name left a bitter taste in my mouth. Is this really what Christ was about? Is this what it really meant to be Christian?
It’d been a long time since I’d been in church. I’d been on a spiritual path since I was fifteen turning my back on religion because it seemed far too concerned with who was in and who was out and not nearly concerned enough with inclusivity, nonjudgment, and Divine love, the very qualities Christ promoted.
The bitterness I was feeling though, wouldn’t go away. I was determined to get to the bottom of who Christ really was and what Christianity was really about. So I went back to church in January of 2017 to start my personal exploration, which was difficult and scary in and of itself.
It was around this time that I found Rob Bell and his amazing podcast, The Robcast.
I started downloading a few episodes titled the Wisdom Series and was hooked from that moment on.
Rob has a way of showing the historical and cultural context of the Bible that goes far beyond just literal interpretation. The Bible, a book that I had once feared and condemned, started to have a whole new life to me.
There was no doubt in my mind that Rob Bell had to be on the podcast as we started to lay the groundwork for practicing spiritual discernment to find our truth and honor our souls.
Rob’s wisdom shines bright on this episode as we dive into his latest book, What is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.
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