Thursday, July 26, 2007
Brian McLaren's Latest
Well, Brian McLaren is starting to promote his latest screed: Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope. Publisher's Weekly has released a review as well as an interview with McLaren.

And if that is not enough to make you boycott your Christian bookstore when the book is released, you can watch McLaren read from his book in his YouTube channel.

Here is reading 1:

And reading 2:

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At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Amy said...

What really amazes me is that he can't see the hypocrisy of his own statement: "They're also excited because it helps them get the Christian message back as a force for social transformation, rather than social control."

If you're on the left, the Christian message is a motivation for social "transformation," but if you're on the right, suddenly the same desire for making the world better becomes social "control." This is nothing but the use of language to manipulate people's responses to the same actions from opposing viewpoints.

And the irony of it all is that McLaren is more political than most of the conservative Christians I read or listen to. I've heard him speak before when almost the entire talk was on Marxism and politics. Jesus just wasn't the focus (and, in fact, was barely mentioned). It came across like Jesus' teachings are just a way to motivate us against capitalism.

I don't doubt that McLaren has good intentions, but the people who have had his particular utopian vision who wanted to "completely transform" society in the past caused the most pain and destruction in the end.

 

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