SBTS will hold “Love Wins: A Conversation on Rob Bell’s New Book” Thursday, March 17

Communications Staff — March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 17, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will welcome blogger and Crossway publishing executive Justin Taylor to a public conversation about Rob Bell’s forthcoming and already highly controversial book Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, set to release Tuesday, March 15. Joining Taylor in the conversation will be Southern Seminary’s R. Albert Mohler Jr., Russell D. Moore and Denny Burk.

The event will take place from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall on the seminary’s campus. Tickets are not required and seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Live streaming of the event will be available at

Taylor was among the first noted figures to comment publicly about the forthcoming release at his “Between Two Worlds” blog with the post “Rob Bell: Universalist?” Along with other resources and materials related to Bell’s book, Taylor’s post is located at his blog at The Gospel Coalition.

Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, has offered public comment and resources as well at, such as “Universalism as a Lure? The Emerging Case of Rob Bell” and his series “Doing Away with Hell?”

Burk, dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate arm of Southern Seminary, has also shared thoughts about the Bell controversy at his blog,, which includes posts such as “Rob Bell Outs Himself” and “Zondervan’s Break with Rob Bell.”

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