The first edition of this book was titled, Reinventing Your Church. You can tell by my use of this book in this month’s article that I think McLaren is off base. He looks at postmodernism as a missed opportunity to reinvent the church in a totally new light. Even our theology ought to be re-evaluated and placed in a softer, more give-and-take mode so as not to turn off today’s hearers. To McLaren, a spiritual Y2K really did happen and now the whole world has changed. But maybe all the world is like Hollywood too.
The Gospel and NarrativeOctober 20, 2011
Long John Silver is a prominent name in the minds of those young (and older) boys who have read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Throughout the entire story young Jim Hawkins struggles with who the real Long John Silver is and how to understand his actions. Is he the affable, generous sea cook, and friend […]
The Highways and HedgesJune 4, 2011
I found the joy of the salvation of others. Oh, the privilege, the blessed privilege, to be used of God to win a soul to Christ, and to see a man or woman being led out of bondage by some act of ours toward them. To think that God should condescend to allow us to […]
Does Love Win?May 7, 2011
Recently, there has been an explosion of attention focused on Rob Bell and his new book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which was released in March 2011 by HarperOne. The buzz surrounding this book began when Bell posted an introductory video to his book […]