Friday, November 11, 2005

Pastor looks to disorganize religion

"Bell's independent church doesn't fit any existing categories.

"That's partly why crowds of more than 10,000 are flocking to the former shopping center where he holds services each Sunday.

"There's an eagerness among newcomers just to catch a glimpse of the preacher with the tangle of windswept blond hair, thick-rimmed glasses and oddball ideas.

"There's an eagerness among other church leaders to catch a glimpse of Mars Hill, because it appeals especially to twentysomethings, a group close to extinction in mainline churches." ...

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