Bell the performer emerged. Imagine a combination of a TED Talk, standup routine and confessional sermon. He took to the stage backed by a throbbing hip-hop beat as a DJ chanted, "Who Dat? Who Dat?" "Good evening 'Hotlanta,' " Bell said. Bell launched into a series of sermonettes, comic stories and self-deprecating jokes....He told them there was an open bar in the back for them.
“I think culture is already there and the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense, when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people who are your brothers and sisters, and aunts and uncles, and co-workers and neighbors, and they love each other and just want to go through life with someone.”
“I believe God is actually ahead of us, calling us, drawing us, and inviting us, pulling us all“