I’ve enjoyed some of Rob Bell’s NOOMA films, and some of his writings. But the Rob Bell Tour is a tad much. His speaking engagements are called “shows,” and to hear him you have to buy tickets through Ticketmaster and similar venues. Tickets to his upcoming UK “shows” are £8, or about $16. This 2006 blog post talks about his 2006 tour (another).
Can you imagine Jesus selling tickets? I’m sure Judas would have loved the idea. But Jesus never charged. He never promoted a “Galilean Tour.” Nor, for that matter, did he drive in a Lord-mobile, or meet with heads of state, or accept red carpet treatment, or give interviews, or fly by private plane.
What if we did ministry as Jesus did?