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

A New Kind of Christianity – The Authority Question

Part 2 of Brian McLaren's A New Kind of Christianity addresses how we should read the Bible. It presented a fairly decent contrast of what I refer to as the clerical and journey views of the Scriptures. Clerical View - the Scriptures need a professional caste of clerks who decipher the texts because the 'laity' couldn't… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The Authority Question

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

A New Kind of Christianity – The Narrative Question

What is the over-arching story of the Scriptures? In Western Christianity, it has long been contended that the story of the Scriptures is the story of redemption through Jesus. Brian McLaren taught this position for a long time. He generalizes the idea in a sort of diagram that I will not reproduce here, but essentially… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity – The Narrative Question

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

A New Kind of Christianity, Introduction

I am quite certain that the next few posts will offend many an uber-Christian out there in cyberspace. If you are one such offended individual, I wish to extend an apology in advance. If you wish to comment and provide useful dialogue on the topic of this post, feel free; but if you wish to… Continue reading A New Kind of Christianity, Introduction