Monday, August 18, 2008

The New Orthodox Rob Bell

What a relief that I can read and listen to Rob Bell again, thanks to Manna Music and the 80:20 rule. This just in from my Inbox today.



5 comments:

servant said...

Awesome!!!!

Rhett said...

I don't get it...

What's the 80:20 rule?

BJ said...

The Pareto Principle:

http://management.about.com/cs/generalmanagement/a/Pareto081202.htm

Rhett said...

Ok, but how does that apply to Rob Bell? Is it something to do with the 20% off? I don't get the joke!

Is it a malapropism!?

BJ said...

One application of the Pareto principle is that 20% of something gets 80% of the attention. For example, Bell's trampoline metaphor (frequently misquoted and misunderstood) provokes a lot of discussion out of proportion to the balance of his contribution. It just tickled my sense of humour when I saw the ad - 20% off Rob Bell - that would virtually make him a fundamentalist and therefore much more acceptable! But now you made me explain it, the mystery has gone :)