Rob Bell’s latest tour (since resigning from Mars Hill) kicked off in Toronto today. It’s hard to explain what happened – it was like he sewed together a collection of random stories he had been aching to tell – and somehow made it work.
I’d rather not give the stories away, but here’s some quick notes:
The title ‘fit to smash ice’ comes from a comment made of Joshua Slocum’s boat which he had rebuilt from scratch and sailed around the world.
Overarching theme (maybe): who are you and what are you doing here?
The end is often the beginning
We hold things so tightly we can’t receive
Failure is not final
We’re all in a larger stream of God’s redemptive activity
You only get the next step forward (lamp vs. flashlight)
Sabbath is a time where we are busy being (rather than doing)
And story after story of failure, humiliation, and feeling small
You can find plenty more Rob Bell material here.