NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Evangelical megachurch pastor Rob Bell says he never meant to stir up the firestorm he did with his book that questions the traditional idea of Christian hell.
Bell also says he had no idea that the best-seller "Love Wins" would bring condemnation from people like Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler. Mohler says Bell is leading people astray.
Bell was speaking to 1,600 people at Nashville's Belmont University on Tuesday.
He says the last couple weeks have been most painful. But he said that with God's help he has been able to learn and grow from the experience.
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