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Surprising, inviting and disarmingly beautiful, THE HERETIC is a story about the eternal and the here and now.

There is perhaps no figure in American Christianity as polarizing as Rob Bell. Once a pastor of the fastest growing church in America and heralded as the next Billy Graham, that all changed when he began challenging the traditional understanding of hell and suggesting that heaven might be open to all.

The film follows Rob with unprecedented access over several years as he challenges deeply held conservative ideals while grappling with some of the most important questions of our time: Can faith and science coexist, or do belief and progress stand in opposition? Is religion insufficient for explaining the complexity of our modern world, or does it give language to something even greater? And do spiritual traditions simply serve to further divide our world, or can they offer real help and hope for a better tomorrow?

Surprising, inviting and disarmingly beautiful, THE HERETIC is a story about the eternal and the here and now. A poetically unorthodox portrait that offers new language for a bigger, more expansive conversation about faith.

From the filmmakers of the international best-seller, THE TRUE COST.

71 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Andrew Morgan
Produced by Michael Ross
Executive Producer: Chris Madison
Editor: Michael Ross
Original Music: Duncan Blickenstaff
An Untold Creative Production


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"Invites us to grapple with the big and messy questions about the human experience and our values. Most importantly, the film invites us to find the courage, like Rob Bell, to honestly seek truth even when it conflicts with institutions, assumptions, and structures of power. The survival of our humanity depends on more of us finding that courage."
Tim DeChristopher, co-founder of Peaceful Uprising, Founder of Climate Disobedience Center

"A very bold and needed video. Rob's message is breaking the old, outdated and no longer useful exoskeleton of the church to reform it as an agent of inclusion, love and imagination so desperately sought by all. This is an important message for our time just when we need to expand the concept of what it means to be a beloved human being."
Jonathan (Jon) Rudy, Peacemaker in Residence, Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, Elizabethtown College, Senior Advisor, Human Security, Alliance for Peacebuilding

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