I suppose in Christian circles people are asking important questions or providing important answers related to Rob Bell’s new book. But, one question that I think still needs to be asked is: Is this really newsworthy for the general public? I can see articles in magazines like Christianity Today or something like that. But, MSNBC?
For one, Bell’s views don’t really even seem to be anything new, i.e. news. For another, his views really don’t seem to be all that significant compared to say … I don’t know, the leader of the largest Christian denomination in the entire world releasing a book about Holy Week.
But, this seems to be one of the problems to me of round-the-clock news reporting. What should be most salient gets lost in the midst of … well … whatever.