"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."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Rob Bell on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Rob Bell on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Rob Bell on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Rob Bell on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Rob Bell on John Lennon
"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."
"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."