By Brian D. McLaren
A management community ebook a brand new type of Christian's dialog among a pastor and his daughter's highschool technological know-how instructor unearths that knowledge for life's such a lot urgent religious questions can come from the main not going assets. This stirring fantasy captures a brand new spirit of Christianity--where own, day-by-day interplay with God is extra vital than institutional church buildings, the place religion is extra a few lifestyle than a method of trust, the place being authentically reliable is extra very important than being doctrinally "right," and the place one's path is extra vital than one's current place. Brian McLaren's pleasant account deals a smart and wondrous technique for revitalizing Christian non secular existence and Christian congregations. while you're drawn to becoming a member of a dialogue team dedicated to a a brand new form of Christian please stopover at groups.yahoo.com/group/NKOC.
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We think of Latinate terms like omnipotence, omnipresence, and immutability. We think of an analytical outline, where theology is divided up into many other “ologies”: soteriology, hamartiology, eschatology, and so on. ” It strikes me how rare these kinds of words, outlines, and dissective ways of thinking are in the Bible, which preoccupies itself with earthy stories rather than airy abstractions, wild poetry rather than tidy systems, personal and contextual letters rather than timeless, absolute pronouncements or propositions.
D. 500. ” She draws a horizontal line on the board [which Neo drew on the placemat], scribbles up a few words, and continues. D. ” Having no idea what feudalism means, we copy it from the board anyway because it looks like another spelling-test word for sure. Our teacher explains, “During this time, the church and Christianity dominated Western Europe. It was the age of castles and monasteries, lords and serfs. D. C. D. D. qxd 2/26/08 7:35 PM 22 Page 22 a new kind of christian That’s where our teacher stops, but that is where I must begin.
The market economy led to freedom from the feudal system, but it has become a powerful lord in its own right. ] I mean, just look at all the people in this shop. Most of them are wearing T-shirts with corporate logos on them. That always amazes me: people pay companies for the privilege of advertising their products! qxd 2/26/08 7:35 PM Page 27 Entering That Awkward Age, or Does Jonah Eat Bagels? 27 Now, Dan, can you imagine how a society could bathe in these ten hormones long enough for it to reach a state where it couldn’t continue on in its current form but would transform itself into something new?
A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey by Brian D. McLaren