Tagged: McLaren

Five Theological Turnings, 2 0

Five Theological Turnings, 2

I finished the second McLaren session from the Abilene Christian University Lectureship, and he was again fairly interesting in his diagnosis of a number of problems within the church, but his read on them exposes some antipathy to conservative viewpoints. He talks some about atonement, and describes penal-substitution this way:...

Five Theological Turnings, 1 0

Five Theological Turnings, 1

Brian McLaren spoke recently at the Abilene Christian University Lectureship. ACU is a fairly conservative school, so I was a bit surprised when I saw that he’d be there. Today I’m listening to his first session, called “Five Theological Turnings” (1 of 2). I’ll be posting my thoughts here as...

Brian McLaren’s Bad Logic 0

Brian McLaren’s Bad Logic

Some subpar reasoning from one of the prominent leaders of Emergent and progressive evangelicalism: “I’ve only met one person in my travels in recent months who has said he is voting for McCain, and that was because he was an admittedly single-issue voter,” Mr. McLaren said. “Nearly all the vocal...

Common Ground 6

Common Ground

[Disclaimer: This post may make me seem divisive, but I don’t intend it to.] Why is the progressive Christian movement – led in part by Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, and others – so obsessed with finding common ground? I’m hearing it everywhere.  Common ground between Christianity and Islam,...

Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard 7

Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard

As I thought a little bit more about the tendency I discussed in my last post, other instances of the progressive double standard came to mind.  The most glaring is all the flack Mark Driscoll has taken for pointing out bad theology, particularly at last year’s Convergent Conference (my thoughts...

Everything Might Change 0

Everything Might Change

John Wilson has some interesting thoughts about Brian McLaren’s new book, Everything Must Change. McLaren is particularly misleading when he’s suggesting, as he does quite emphatically at times, that somehow the church went off the rails early on, and that only now are (some) Christians beginning to understand what Jesus...