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Rob Bell Resources

To follow up the Mosaic Movement Resources as promised, here’s some articles, audio’s and video’s for you Rob Bell fans. I’ve been downloading all of their sermons since back in 2002, but again, to be on the safe side, all links here are just what’s currently available on the web.

*Note, I only link to resources that are already available on the web and I don’t have a practice of distributing or re-distributing any content.

Articles, Interviews, News, and Notes
Audio Resources
Video Resources

For those of you who aren’t up to speed on Rob and Mars Hill, I’d say they’re the Mac of the megachurch world. clean and simple. Rob Bell’s an excellent communicator who does his homework, especially with contextualizing ancient Jewish culture. Their church is legend for exploding by word of mouth as Bell preached through Leviticus the first year.

Nooma video’s have been the latest craze. People thought I was being silly for spending money on them a few years back. You can borrow them from me if you’re in the area.

I’ll try to keep this resource page up to date, let me know if there’s anything worthwhile that I’m missing. Feel free to share this link on your sites/blogs.

Breaking News – Rob Bell resigns from Mars Hill – official release
One Reason? He’s partnering with ‘Lost’ executive director to create a new tv series on ABC

Full transcript of Rob Bell’s “Dear Mars Hill” Farewell letter

Rob Bell talk and Q&A at the Viper Room July 24th 2012

Watch live streaming video from robbell at livestream.com


Official Rob Bell bio via Mars Hill Bible Church

Rob Bell re-emerges for a “2 Days” Private Event – Best notes I’ve found on the gathering
Rob Bell’s upcoming book in 2013 – What We Talk About When We Talk About God

“Love Wins” Companion guide to be released Nov. 15th 2011
New Tour – Fit to Smash Ice begins in Toronto Nov. 10th
NY Times and Christianity Today on the Rob Bell ‘Love Wins’ controversy
Rob Bell CNN article on suffering
The Gospel Coalition questioning if Rob Bell is a universalist
Rob Bell’s next book “Love Wins” & the sermon that inspired the title
Tony Jones drops that Rob Bell’s next book in 2011 will tackle universalism
Rob Bell 2.0 where are the artists
On the dangers of video preaching
Interview – ‘tying the clouds‘ on leadership journal
Awesome Sketch-notes from Drop Like Stars Tour
Rob Bell interview with United Reformed Church
Free kindle and b&n ebooks of Velvet Elvis for first 2 weeks of Feb 2010
Interview w/ Rob Bell on preaching & new media
Rob Bell interview at Youth Ministry on contradiction & communication
Drop like Stars Tour summary notes here and here.
CT magazine interviews Rob Bell on the Giant Story
Rob Bell live from NPC interview
Rob Bell interview by TearFund.org
Finally has his own domain name RobBell.com
Rob Bell’s new book and tour “Drop like Stars
Rob Bell profile in grand rapid press

Interview with Rob Bell
on Read the Spirit
Rob Bell Q&A at Neue Magazine
Rob Bell on Politics
Rob Bell on 7 Big Questions with McManus, Driscoll, and Warren
Transcript of Nooma ‘open
New community support site heartsupport.com from Mars Hill led by Rob Bell’s brother Jon Bell and article
New interview on sex, god, and sex gods
(11/2007) interview with Bell via the Wittenburg Door
Rob Bell – The pastor’s no square – in Time Magazine
Article of Rob Bell on nytimes and his tour
Article on the preaching revolution
Brian McLaren & Rob Bell – Zondervan Conversation transcript from 2005
Great summary article of when Rob Bell was interviewed at Mars Hill
Leadership Journal article on “What leaders can learn from Rob Bell
Out of Ur article titled Heresy on Tour? 2007
Notes from The God’s Aren’t Angry Tour here, here and here.
Conversation with Rob Bell nov/2007
Rob Bell on preaching today – crafting a sermon
Wittenburg Door interview with Rob Bell Sept/2007
The Ooze interviews Rob Bell July 2007
Barnes & Noble interview with Rob Bell
Notes on the Eucharist from Rob Bell’s talk at the Q Conference
Article on Volunteerism at Mars Hill
Ben Witherington reviews one of Rob Bell’s talk
Notes from Sex God Q&A
Excellent resources thanks to aspiringindie
50 pages of notes from the “Isn’t She Beautiful” pastor’s conference
Blog entry and 9 pages of notes on the Sex God tour
– Rob Bell’s recommended reading list pdf & Newest reading list

Stats from the Calling all Peacemakers sermon series
Excellent notes from Isn’t She Beautiful 2007 here.
Interview with Christianity Magazine UK Feb ’07
Great wikipedia biography
Reviews on the Everything is Spiritual tour here, here, and here
Beliefnet interviews Rob Bell
Article on Christianity Today on mhbcmi
Preaching.org review of using Nooma

Past 12 weeks of teaching at Mars Hill here.
Some of the past message series are available for purchase here.
the MOTHERLOAD from the early years, 1999-2002 including Leviticus Series
Rob Bell’s first message ever at Mars Hill back in 1999
If you dig through their online store you can actually find several messages for free including a series on Isaiah 61, Colossians Remixed, The New Exodus, and “Directions”. The rest are a dollar a message and well worth it.
Rob Bell at Point Loma Nazarene University Chapel
Duke Divinity School 2010 Hickman Lecture Convocation
Rob Bell interview at Ohio Writer’s talk 12/2009
Rob Bell interview on mission, community, & new forms of church
Past forty or so messages archived on Odeo
Additional archived messages
Rob Bell conversation at Greenbelt with Martin Wroe
Rob Bell Talks at North London Vineyard
Rob Bell on Love Wins Love Wins
Several chunks of Rob Bell interview at tearfund
Beautifully Angry mp3 by Rob Bell from EmergingConversation
Beautifully Angry
Rob Bell at Mosaiek Church – Flames of Heaven
Flames of Heaven
Rob Bell at Mosaiek Church – Barefoot and breathing
Barefoot and breathing
Healthy Grieving 2005 by Rob Bell
Healthy Grieving
A Revolutionary Christmas
Catalyst Interview with Rob Bell on Sabbath
Catalyst interview
Between the trees by Rob Bell
Between the trees
Sheep and goats and you and me
Sheep and goats and you and me
Rob Bell interview on episode ten of x3church.com podcast
Jesus Wept Jesus Wept
Audio Review of Velvet Elvis
Interview with Rob Bell

Another interview with Rob Bell
Communicating Christ in Contemporary Culture Parts 1,2, and 3
Suffering mp3
Having nothing and having everything
Transforming History – Rob Bell at Rock Harbour. Notes here.
Transforming History
Also here’s a link to the entire Mastering the Art of Living series by Rob Bell. I’m not sure how long this one will be around for. I listened through it back in 2004 I believe and thought it was absolutely phenomenal.


Rob Bell & David Crowder have a Jam Session, another one here.

Rob Bell official Vimeo Video Channel
From structure to Spirit
Rob Bell Video message at PLNU Writer’s Symposium – do itunesU search
Poets Prophets Preachers Video is now available for digital download
See below for a 12 minute video of excerpts from poets, prophets, preachers conference

Rob Bell comments on his brother’s addiction at Heart Support

Rob Bell – Chairs – supporting 20liters.org

Video of Rob Bell on Haiti
Art of the Sermon almost ready
New film series coming out called Build your house on that coming out mid 2010
Rob Bell Nooma 23 – Corner

Rob Bell interviews shane hipps on technology

Rob Bell from difted on Vimeo.

Rob Bell endorsing TNIV translation

emerging/emergent church in America
Rob Bell at seeds of compassion forum with the Dalai Lama and archbishop desmond tutu

These video’s below are all from Willow, links courtesy of Yuling

The Nazarite Vow
Between the Trees
We’re over here
Jesus and Domitian
A Day of Atonement
Covered in the Dust of the Rabbi

Full video’s from the Nooma series (I’m surprised it lasted this long, looks like some of the video’s have been removed. Feel free to let me know if you find alternative links).

Matthew / and here
Clip from the Everything is Spiritual Tour, another clip by zondervan
Nooma – Name – full extended preview available at the NoomaAuction site

Full Nooma clips on Googlevideo/Youtube currently – Rain, Trees, Flame, Sunday, Noise, Kickball, Luggage, Dust, Bullhorn, Lump, Rhythm, Matthew, You

First 17 full-length Nooma’s also viewable in high quality on Vimeo here

Rob Bell video on the book of revelations at WillowCreek

Rob Bell regarding SexGod on CNN
Five downloadable clips from Everything is Spiritual on iTunes
Rob Bell interview for the Evolving Church conference 2007
Clip from Sex God tour in Michigan
Video not of Rob Bell, but one of the “Way of the Master” guys in response to the Bullhorn Nooma.
Video by youthwork.co.uk did an excellent video interview with Rob Bell, asking tough questions on how the church really started, emergent labels, and not becoming Ted Haggard. Hosted by premier.tv here.


Love Wins – Official site of latest book and tour information
Classes and Groups offered at Mars Hill
Drop like Stars paperback now available and tour film for download

Rob Bell conference reclaiming the art of the sermon – Poets, prophets, preachers with Shane Hipps and Peter Rollins
Mars Hill bible Church
Complete audio inventory of every message since Mars Hill began in 1999-2006
Rob Bell Facebook fan page
Rob Bell on officially on twitter
Mars Hill sexual accountability community walkpure.org
Music at Mars Hill – Official site
Nooma clips and study guides – You can by the DVD’s here
Mars Hill Narrative Theology Statement
Rob Bell’s recommended reading resources
Just Start – Good Samaritan DVD with Shane Claiborne and Desmond Tutu
Rob Bell, Phillip Yancey, and Lee Strobel in The Big Ask DVD – Thanks Darren
Isn’t she beautiful – seminar for leaders celebrating the local church January 2007
Velvet Elvis – First book / Some study guides
Sex God – Second book
Jesus wants to save Christians – third book / Site
Purchase the Everything is Spiritual DVD
Rob’s tour on “Sex God” with a pdf of the 1st chapter! Thanks Lacey
Calling All Peacemakers European Tour
New Tour: The god’s aren’t angry in the U.S., DVD for purchase
xxxchurch visits Mars Hill for Porn Sunday
Official Nooma Myspace page
Nooma Auction site of tshirts from ‘name’ – including video
Ben Witherington reviews Nooma 1-5, 6-10, and 11-15

Rob Bell’s band formed at Wheaton College – Ton Bundle (_Ton Bundle)
Rob Bell had a previous northern gospel / punk rock band called Big Fil

Listen to a single called Princess

– You can’t really tweet the gospel

Everything is spiritual compilation

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  • beim November 12, 2007, 9:13 pm

    That would be sweet to find that first year of services, but I wonder if the only place would be to actually buy them from Mars Hill…or to find someone that has a secret stash of all the Mars Hill teachings somewhere.

  • parks November 13, 2007, 12:18 am

    someone please do some research on finding those teachings. i have looked for while online with not many results. let me know what you find.

  • Mike November 13, 2007, 1:22 am

    Great list Lon – thanks.

  • Garth November 29, 2007, 12:21 am

    Do you know the name of the track on the Everything is spiritual dvd?

  • Lon November 29, 2007, 6:54 am

    Hey Garth, according to wikipedia:

    Rob Bell is a fan of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós; he used their song Takk in his Everything is Spiritual tour… could that be the one on the dvd?

  • Garth November 29, 2007, 11:52 am

    No, I checked, and It’s not. I even asked Rob bell at the God’s aren’t angry tour and he didn’t know, so I think it’s just going to take someone recognizing the song. Thanks though.

  • darren December 1, 2007, 2:13 am

    hve you checked out the resource “the big ask”


    Just bumped into it and bought it the other day…

  • Lon December 1, 2007, 1:30 pm

    Darren, thanks so much for sharing the resource. I had never heard of it… Looks a little pricey, but i guess it is 4 dvd’s. I’ll add the link here, let me know how it is sometime.

    I love your blog by the way, very slick!

  • Mike L. December 1, 2007, 4:55 pm

    Lon, thanks for the link. Glad you found the notes helpful. Had a chance to check out your site…lots of great stuff, thanks.

  • Tyler P. January 31, 2008, 10:52 am

    I haven’t everything here but I do think anyone who is into Rob Bell (positive or negative) should have a look at this YouTube link.


    I personally like a lot of Rob Bell says and own both of his books and have watched a few of the Nooma videos before. But, as we all Christ-followers we stumble. This is an example of one of Rob’s trips. The only problem is that we let pride get in the way and refuse to admit that we were wrong.

  • The Armchair Theologian February 7, 2008, 2:34 am

    Rob Bell? I just don’t get it. I’ve never had problems with being relevant, or a pharisee, or whatever the accusation that Brian McLaren, Rob Bell and the like would call me.

    I live in LA, and there’s more than enough trendiness around here. Rob’s got cool clothes, cool videos, and coolness coming out of every pore. I want truth, expository preaching and bible-saturated character. If you put Von Rad in Hollister and give him Starbucks, you don’t get any of those. Rob Bell strikes out.

  • jon April 27, 2008, 6:10 pm

    I think the music track from the DVD “Everything is Spiritual” is from the band, The Album Leaf. The song is almost a dead ringer for a song of theirs called The Outer Banks but not quite. Does anyone know the exact track? I know that The Album Leaf tours with Sigur rose frequently and that Rob is a fan of both.

  • Garth April 27, 2008, 7:33 pm

    Contacted nooma customer service and they said it’s an independent artist who wished to remain anonymous.

  • edward June 13, 2008, 4:13 pm

    does anyone know what song is playing in the trailer for “the gods aren’t angry”?


    it’s amazing, and sounds like sigur ros, but i’ve never heard it.

  • Rob Bell January 21, 2009, 9:32 pm

    This is an excellent resource page on the most famous of all my overseas namesakes.

    Rob Bell, not the preacher though, UK

  • aj March 17, 2009, 1:25 am

    what gods do yo think of. for the isea of many came from one sorce. and was ended by one.

  • Nathan April 28, 2009, 12:39 pm

    does anyone know what william parnell said at mars hill that they wouldnt play his sermon on easter sunday?

  • rob December 22, 2009, 11:20 pm

    Just stumbled upon a webpage that looks like it has the first three years of Mars Hill teachings. Didn’t see it on this website so i thought I would pass it on http://www.mhtorah.org/audio

    • Lon December 26, 2009, 8:04 pm

      Hey Rob, thanks – I was aware of it – it’s such a motherload, and I was getting so much traffic on this page every day, i didn’t want to kill the dude’s server. but yes – great stuff.

      • EWilson January 20, 2010, 9:04 pm

        Thanks for the consideration, Lon. Feel free to add it to your list, I don’t think you are going to bring it down. I am, however, in the process of transitioning the site to another provider, so downtime may be an issue. Shalom

  • Jeremy September 9, 2010, 4:03 pm

    Has anyone heard about Art of the Sermon? It has been “Almost Done” for a year now.

    • Lon September 9, 2010, 10:39 pm

      Hey Jeremy, no word at all on it from what I’ve heard. I was at the live event, and it should be worth the wait. Could be because he’s working on the new ‘build your house on that’ series.

    • Lon September 16, 2010, 9:29 am

      actually looks like it just got released, i’ve updated the links here or just head to robbell.com

  • Brad Allen August 23, 2011, 10:24 pm

    I would like to show your movie “Everything is spiritual” at my church. Can you direct me to info. that gives a clear and concise description that I can share in a bulletin insert?

    Thank you, Brad

  • Anonymous September 19, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I would really like to download all of the early sermons found here: http://www.mhtorah.org/home/audio-1
    but there are so many to download one at a time. Could we maybe collect them all in one place and upload as a torrent or something? I would be happy to keep it alive. Thanks!

  • dave wainscott November 11, 2011, 7:45 pm

    what an awesome resource. Thanks so much for assembling it.

    Just a headsup on several grammatical typos on the post above:

    -you have “audio’s and video’s” where you mean “audios and videos”

    -you have “I’d say their the Mac of the megachurch world,” where you mean “I’d say they’re the Mac of the megachurch world”

    -you have “Nooma video’s have been the latest craze, where you mean
    “Nooma videos have been the latest craze”

    -you have “Barnes & Nobel”…should be Noble


  • LL May 17, 2012, 5:18 pm

    I’ve been listening to the Leviticus series and the link doesn’t work anymore. Any ideas???

    • Lon August 10, 2012, 2:50 pm

      Hey LL, you could try here – you’ll need a google account as it’s a shared folder


      • Jay Sellers September 11, 2012, 7:32 am

        That link works, I’ve requested access a few times and get no reply from the owner. It appears to be managed by Edward Wilson of Cedar Springs, MI, whom I’ve contacted by Facebook and Twitter to no avail. I’ve also contacted MHBC using their web form offering to pay for every week prior to 205 – 1/5/03 and have received no reply since last week. It’s amazing to me that these messages are so difficult to acquire, but I’ll keep trying.

        • Jeremy November 18, 2012, 8:53 pm

          Hey, does that google link still work for you? I’m trying to access it but have been unable. Have you found any way to find the old sermons?Thanks

          • Pete November 21, 2012, 5:30 pm

            I tried as well – I cannot understand why the Leviticus series is so elusive! Any help would be appreciated!!!

      • Jay Sellers September 15, 2012, 12:18 pm

        and then this…..

        Hi Jay,

        Thank you for your email; it is always a pleasure to hear from our on-line community!

        Unfortunately, we did not start recording the teachings until 2003 so the ones that are available on our website are the only teachings that we have in our possession.

        I’m sorry, Jay!

        Warmest Regards,


        Jennifer Hoeksema | Mars Hill Bible Church Events + Hospitality Manager | 616.406.3972

      • Ryan January 24, 2013, 8:06 pm

        Can anyone currently get these downloads to work? I would certainly appreciate any help <3

      • jon July 17, 2014, 5:40 pm

        Hey Lon, I’m working on a Ph D dissertation and am trying to get a hold of Rob Bell’s Leviticus sermons for my work. Could you send them to me? or give me an email of someone you know who has them?

  • rjscha January 2, 2013, 5:17 pm

    Has anyone been able to get the link for mhtorah.org to work? I’m having no luck and was wondering if we could share.


    • Chris January 4, 2013, 11:29 pm

      I would love this resource too.

  • Ryan January 24, 2013, 8:02 pm

    I can’t seem to get the audio links to work… Does anyone have any current links to the leviticus series? Also I did a bit of digging and apart from the past 12 weeks, it seems the only way download Rob Bell sermons is to pay? What’s up with that? o.O

  • Paul Robinson May 4, 2013, 7:27 am

    Hi there.

    Has any one had luck recently accessing the Leviticus series. I know it was up the the link stopped worked when I tried today. Any ideas? Thanks guys

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