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A New Kind of Christianity – The Pluralism Question

Read previous posts in this series: Introduction The Narrative Question The Authority Question The God Question The Jesus Question The Gospel Question The Church Question The Sex Question The Future Question I have rarely read a book where I went back and forth chapter by chapter, but McLaren has made me do just that. I… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The Pluralism Question

A New Kind of Christianity, Book Reviews, Church, Reading

A New Kind of Christian – The Future Question

Read previous posts in this series: Introduction The Narrative Question The Authority Question The God Question The Jesus Question The Gospel Question The Church Question The Sex Question I have to be honest. I did not really know what to do with this chapter of A New Kind of Christianity. I agree with McLaren's sentiment… Continue reading A New Kind of Christian – The Future Question

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A New Kind of Christianity – The Sex Question

Read previous posts in this series: Introduction The Narrative Question The Authority Question The God Question The Jesus Question The Gospel Question The Church Question For some reason, every time I write about the issue of sexuality, I get myself into trouble. I'm not sure how I do it, but I do. McLaren seems to… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The Sex Question

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A New Kind of Christianity – The Church Question

Read previous posts in this series: Introduction The Narrative Question The Authority Question The God Question The Jesus Question The Gospel Question Up to this point in A New Kind of Christianity, McLaren has tackled what we might consider abstract questions. He has questioned the underlying belief structure of what he considers to be a… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The Church Question

A New Kind of Christianity, Book Reviews, Church, Reading, Theology

A New Kind of Christianity – The Gospel Question

What is the gospel? This is a question that McLaren has been asking for as long as I have been reading his works. I will agree with McLaren that the gospel is not the bullet-pointed, systematic plan to get out of Hell that most evangelicals reduce it to. To McLaren, we need to figure out… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The Gospel Question

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A New Kind of Christianity – The Jesus Question

You have to love it when someone starts speaking about others using abstract titles when everyone knows who they are talking about. In this section of A New Kind of Christianity, Brian McLaren answers some accusations from two other well-known Christian writers - specifically Mark Driscoll and John MacArthur. To Driscoll, Jesus was a man's… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The Jesus Question

A New Kind of Christianity, Book Reviews, Reading, Theology

A New Kind of Christianity – The God Question

Mclaren's third chapter marked the first time I had a genuine disagreement with his questions. Mclaren's attempts to argue that human beings were not able to handle God falls short (he actually uses an analogy where he refers to the ancients as 2nd graders). What if people who live in the second-grade world of polytheism… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The God Question