2 Days With Rob Bell: I'm Geeking Out
For those of you who are familiar with my fairly open man-crush on Rob, you understand why this opportunity has me geeking out at a pretty high level.
All kidding aside, I have been listening to Rob's sermons, reading his books, attending his speaking engagements and learning from him for a very long time. To get the chance to do a small conference like this is a rare privilege, and I hope to get the most out of it.
When I attended Rob's Poets, Prophets & Preachers conference a couple of years ago, I left a changed man, and a transformed preacher. I learned more about the creative process of preaching in one weekend than I learned in entire semesters in seminary.
[Exception: I have to say that the doctoral seminar on preaching that I just took with Craig Barnes from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary was pretty dang awesome. But he's kind of a poet, and therefore gets it.]
Here are some of the things that Rob plans on covering in the two, twelve-hour days that we'll be spending together as a group:
1. How do we feed our own soul when we’re leading and speaking to and giving to so many others?
2. Does the creative process ever get easier?
3. Where do new ideas come from?
4. How do we find space to open up and think and breathe deeply when our schedule is so full so often?
5. How do we handle criticism? And does it get any better?
6. What do we do with doubts/questions we have that if we shared them with the people we lead they’d head for the doors? (Or they’d send us for the door?)
7. How do we communicate to people who are at very different stages of growth
and maturity and worldview and yet they’re all part of the same group?
Stay tuned for updates and impressions of the event both during and after.