In the Beginning…
Six hours with Rob Bell and Richard Rohr on reclaiming the original Christian narrative
Together, these bestselling authors and teachers deliver back-to-back presentations that reframe what scripture, tradition, and experience reveal about the underlying benevolence of the universe. No, God is not the punitive and vengeful deity some have been taught to fear. Rather, God is compassionate, creative, and infinitely loving. From beginning to end of time, God’s desire is to bring beauty and wholeness out of pain and death. Fr. Richard and Rob reclaim the original Christian narrative and help us see that our story begins and ends in love.
These talks were recorded at CONSPIRE 2014, a conference sponsored by Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico, and include Fr. Richard's 1-hour Hell, No!
talk (available separately as a CD set
or MP3 download
Rob Bell is a bestselling author and international teacher and speaker. His books include Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, and Jesus Wants to Save Christians. Rob was profiled in The New Yorker and in TIME magazine, who named him one of 2011’s hundred most influential people in the world. He and his wife, Kristen, have three children.
Richard Rohr is a Franciscan of the New Mexico Province and the Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is the author of numerous books, including The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love. Fr. Richard serves as Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation.
Approximately 6 hours, 40 minutes.
This is a downloadable MP3 audio file. Also available as a CD.
Preview a short excerpt of Rob Bell from this teaching
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Preview a short excerpt of Richard Rohr from this teaching