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Love is the Question

Love is the Question
Earlier this week, I discovered Prezi, a web-based presentation application that is probably best described as Powerpoint for free thinkers. If need to do a presentation that shifts away from the “corporate” feel of Microsoft’s power application, Prezi is a great alterative. What follows is a presentation that I put together while playing aro [...]

A New Kind of Christianity #9: The Pl...

A New Kind of Christianity #9: The Pluralism Question
[This is the ninth part of a multiple-post review of Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, which I introduced here. In the book, McLaren sets out the ten questions that he believes are reshaping Christianity in the West.] How should followers of Jesus treat people of other religions? On a practical level, this may be the most importan [...]

A New Kind of Christianity #8 –...

A New Kind of Christianity #8 – The Future Question
[This is the eighth part of a multiple-post review of Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, which I introduced here. In the book, McLaren sets out the ten questions that he believes are reshaping Christianity in the West.] McLaren's ideas are not as compartmentalized as one might expect. From an examination of the subtitle (&q [...]

A New Kind of Christianity #7 –...

A New Kind of Christianity #7 – The Sex Question
[This is the seventh part of a multiple-post review of Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, which I introduced here. In the book, McLaren sets out the ten questions that he believes are reshaping Christianity in the West.] Question 7 is this: Can we find a way to address human sexuality without fighting about it? This is the most [...]

A New Kind of Christianity #6 –...

A New Kind of Christianity #6 – The Church Question
[This is the sixth part of a multiple-post review of Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, which I introduced here. In the book, McLaren sets out the ten questions that he believes are reshaping Christianity in the West.] The first five questions in A New Kind of Christianity are sweeping and conceptual in nature. They deal with i [...]

A New Kind of Christianity #4 –...

A New Kind of Christianity #4 – The Jesus Question
[This is the fourth part of a multiple-post review of Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, which I introduced here. In the book, McLaren sets out the ten questions that he believes are reshaping Christianity in the West.] Who is Jesus? Why is he important? Is Jesus the victim of identity theft? These are the issues that are at st [...]

A New Kind of Christianity #3 –...

A New Kind of Christianity #3 – The God Question
[This is the third part of a multiple-post review of Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, which I introduced here. In the book, McLaren sets out the ten questions that he believes are reshaping Christianity in the West.] A few months ago, I had a conversation with a Christian who was genuinely distressed by his recent exposure to [...]

A New Kind of Christianity #2 –...

A New Kind of Christianity #2 – The Authority Question
[This is the second part of a multiple-post review of Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, which I introduced here. In the book, McLaren sets out the ten questions that he believes are reshaping Christianity in the West.] The second question addressed by McLaren is the question of how the Bible should be understood. To begin his [...]

Elisa Padilla on the Gospel in Americ...

Elisa Padilla on the Gospel in American Culture
In an earlier post, I mentioned that I was reading The Justice Project, a collection of essays on the subject of justice, published through Emergent Village. In the last chapter of the book, Elisa Padilla, one of the its editors, makes a plea for churches in the emerging culture to be about more than alternative forms of worship (t-shirts in [...]

An Evangelical Developmental Cycle?

An Evangelical Developmental Cycle?
I recently had a chance to listen to this interview of Sara Wheat on the Nick and Josh Podcast. Sara is a self-published author, whose first book is Untameable Heart: Confessions of an Emergent Christ Follower. What caught my attention about the interview was Sara’s telling of her life story. When she was young, she said, she was one of the “ [...]

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