"As a pastor, you get invited into the most poignant moments of people's lives. Whether it's a wedding or a funeral or a hospital visit, you get invited into the center of the event, whether or not you know the people."
"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."Rob Bell on Barbara de Angelis
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher."Rob Bell on Socrates
"It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married."Rob Bell on Robert Frost
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."Rob Bell on Groucho Marx
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."Rob Bell on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"The historical orthodox Christian faith is extremely wide and diverse."
"Well, I affirm orthodox Christian faith. I affirm the Nicene Creed. I don't think I'm doing anything terribly new."
"My parents were both very intellectually honest, straightforward, and for them, faith meant that you were fully engaged."
"Suffering, it turns out, demands profound imagination. A new future has to be conjured up because the old future isn't there anymore."
"The myth of redemptive violence - Caesar, peace, and victory - is in people's bones so deeply, we aren't even aware of it. You crush the opposition that's how we bring peace."