A lot of “news” in the Christian world rarely leaks out beyond the rather small and insulated world of Christians blogs and websites.
The hullaballoo over Rob Bell’s latest book on “Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived” [pause to soak in the drama of that subtitle] is an exception, as Bell’s latest book (available yesterday, though Amazon is currently out of stock) is currently #4 among all books on Amazon and has received attention in major media outlets, including the New York Times and Good Morning America.
All of that is supported by thousands of blog posts, comments, tweets, and other sound bytes landing, for the most part, either in support or rejection of Bell’s message (or, more common, his approach).
What’s missing in all of this?
I think the spread of reviews on Amazon is fairly telling.
As in so many other facets of Western culture, the middle ground is quickly being swallowed up by extremes on either end.
Not sure this is a good thing.