The Changing Face Of American Christianity

Jan 15, 2013

Rob Bell
Pastor Rob Bell.
Credit Courtesy Rob Bell's Facebook page.

Religion is changing. In recent years we’ve seen the rise of evangelical and nondenominational churches, and the Internet has turned charismatic religious leaders into celebrities as famous and revered as rock stars. Among them is Pastor Rob Bell, who has captured the attention of millions with his hip look, presentation and inclusive teachings. Some Evangelical Christians consider him “dangerous,” but Time Magazine voted him one of "2011’s Most Influential People." Who is Rob Bell and what does his ministry say about the future of the evangelical and Christian church? We talk with the University of Washington's James Wellman about "Rob Bell and a New American Christianity."

Also this hour: Are we all in sales? Daniel Pink joins us to talk about the ideas in his new book, "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others." Plus, Michael Fagin joins us with a hike to match the week's weather.