Brian McLaren, an emerging church figure and Evangelical Left activist, made a special appearance in the metro-DC area last Saturday to promote his new book entitled, Why did Moses, Jesus, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road, Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World. McLaren was Immanuel Presbyterian church’s featured speaker at their Theologian-in-Training lecture, which was open […]
Brian McLaren asks, “Why are Christians persecuted?” and “Why are Western Christians silent about the persecution of Christians?” His answer, explored in Part Two of this blog post, is that pro-Zionist Christians don’t want to call attention to the fact that Israel’s “occupation” of Palestinian lands causes unrest in the Middle East that affects Christians. But Israel is the safest place to be a Christian in the whole Middle East!
Graduate school at the University of Maryland (recently named the 10th best party school in the United States) was quite a shock after the protected, Christian environment of my college. So in the hedonistic sea of fellow teaching assistants and much of the English Department faculty, I was overjoyed to meet another Christian who, like me, was teaching freshmen composition while working on a Master’s degree.
We have a Catholic priesthood more concerned with keeping women out of the priesthood as the world is destroyed by carbon gases,” the speaker complained, “We have evangelicals with the audacity to say that homosexual people are ruining marriage. I think anyone who says that should be laughed off the stage. Heterosexual people do that on their own, thanks.”
Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) We shouldn’t be surprised as more and more prominent post-Evangelicals announce their support for same-sex marriage. Rob Bell has been in the news most recently, and he joins the company of other former pastors like Brian McLaren, who are breaking from traditional Christian teachings and following cultural trends. As America moves beyond Christianity and […]
By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) A few weeks ago, I started reviewing Brian McLaren’s book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World. After a bit of a delay, here is the rest of the review. As I covered the first two parts in the previous review, I […]
By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) Christians are continually grappling with how to minister in this postmodern world. Though many Christians advocate changing the approach but not the message, some are calling for a restructuring of the message altogether. Brian McLaren, a prominent voice in the emergent movement, is one who is calling for a reformulation of […]
By Aaron Gaglia Yesterday, Brian Mclaren posted a link to an article entitled “Jesus Loves His Enemies…and Then Kills Them All” written by Aaron Miller. This article is in a series that seeks to combat Islamophobia by showing the hypocrisy of Christians and Jewish people who decry the violence of the Qur’an. Miller seeks to […]
Many of us here at IRD are committed readers. As such, what better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a favorites list of books published in 2012. I’ve limited the selection to focus on the Institute’s specialty, the intersection of Christian faith and politics. First, let’s look at this year’s pot-stirrers–authors and works that […]