Controversial author and spiritual teacher Rob Bell insisted that he is “as traditional as it gets” despite evangelicals finding fault in his views on Hell, and said that famous evangelist Billy Graham helped shape his beliefs. “I’m as traditional as it gets. The tradition is following the spirit where you’re led. ‘Radical’ comes from the Latin word for ‘root.’

Radical is a person who went back to the source,” Bell said in a recent interview with The Charlotte Observer. “So I feel like it’s been a long, slow, steady exploration. If somebody has a problem with me, they have a problem with the depth and diversity of their own tradition. I’m having more fun than ever. No regrets,” he added. READ MORE