"My parents were both very intellectually honest, straightforward, and for them, faith meant that you were fully engaged."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Rob Bell on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Rob Bell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Rob Bell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Rob Bell on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Rob Bell on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"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."