Brian McLaren, is a recognized leader in the ’emergent’ church movement. A book entitled, A New Kind of Christianity, which he has written, has made quite the splash in the evangelical blogosphere. Here is the Publisher’s description:
A New Kind of Christian’s conversation between a pastor and his daughter’s high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life’s most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity–where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally “right,” and where one’s direction is more important than one’s present location. Brian McLaren’s delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.
I have read and noticed several reviews of McLaren’s book. This morning, my friend Dr. Bob Kellemen of RPM Ministries contacted me and revealed the fact that he had brought several of these reviews and thoughts together into one location. I would like to point you to Dr. K’s website which has, not only his thoughts, but the thoughts & reviews from such folks as Tim Challies – (web designer, editor at Discerning Reader, and author – my post on Challies’ book on Spiritual Discernment here), Mike Wittmer (Wittmer teaches theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and is also an author) and Kevin DeYoung (senior pastor at University Reformed Church, author of such books as: Why We’re Not Emergent by Two Guys Who Should Be, and blogger at The Gospel Coalition). I think you would benefit from these thoughts – especially if you plan on reading this book.