Thursday, April 1, 2010

Velvet Bell Tower

Rob Bell is our "finally another famous Wheaton alumni pastor" hero! Robert Holmes Bell Jr. is an American, Christian talker, puts words on paper that publishing companies buy and the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. He is also the guy on camera in spiritual short films called NO OMA.

In the January 2007 issue of the online magazine, Bell was named No. 11 in their list of "The 10 Most Influential Christians in America" as chosen by their 5 online visitors. Bell received his bachelor's degree in 1992 from Wheaton where he taught water skiing for thirty dollars a week which he spent on foreign film video tapes that came in aqua blue packaging.

Bell described his time at Wheaton at as a "four year hug induced creative spasm of wind, spirit or breath with gravy on the mash potatoes" In the Sun Times (a liberal Chicago newspaper) Bell is quoted as giggling while saying "I love everybody and you're next!". (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)  Bell also said that  "reporters can use little sections of anything to" and that those who haven't read the book (Velvet Elvis) have no basis of argument.

At Honey Pot Camp, Bell offered to teach a message to the camp counselors after no preacher could be found. Bell was later approached by several people each of them telling him that he should really go to seminary, no really.

Bell moved to Pasadena, California to pursue this calling for teaching and received a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. According to Bell, he never received good grades in preaching class because he always tried innovative ways of yodeling his messages to communicate his ideas.

Today, Rob is still very controversial and is know as the swearing pastor, leading Mars Hill Bible Church in Seattle when he's not making films with Uma Thurman, not that there's anything wrong with that.


  1. Too funny...I was one of the ones he taught waterskiing to...he taught me how to barefoot! :) Of course back then he had bleach blond spikey hair.

  2. Okay, I see Rob Bell, Shani Moore and myself, what about Cathleen Falsani (author) and Mark Hansen (Editor of Jackass)? Y'all are missing some key heroes. Also, you're missing the option to vote for years 1986-1994. Other than that, nice job!