Evangelical United Methodist Historian, IRD Board Member Urges Non-Partisan Christian Social Engagement

by (@JohnLomperis) January 22, 2014

A panel of evangelical scholars discussed how American evangelicals can learn from the mistakes of the past to have a better social and political witness. The starting point for discussion was a recent book by IRD board member Ken Collins of Asbury Theological Seminary.

What Brian McLaren Can Learn from Mark Driscoll

by (@ChelsenVicari) October 22, 2013

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’s Five Errors about Christian Persecution, Part Two

by (@Cuchulain09) October 13, 2013

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!

Brian McLaren’s Five Errors about Christian Persecution, Part One

by (@Cuchulain09) October 10, 2013

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.

McLaren Attacks Conservative Evangelicals at Wild Goose

by (@bjgingerich) August 28, 2013

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.”

Rob Bell and Brian McLaren: God is Leading Toward Same-Sex Marriage

by (@TheIRD) March 23, 2013

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 […]

Book Review Part II: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian McLaren

by (@TheIRD) March 5, 2013

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 […]

Book Review: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian McLaren

by (@TheIRD) February 13, 2013

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 […]

Emergent Christianity Comes to Memphis

by (@bjgingerich) January 18, 2013

At a national gathering on emergence Christianity (their term, not ours), noted writer Phyllis Tickle compared Brian McLaren’s A Generous Orthodoxy to Luther’s 95 Theses and St. Anselm of Canterbury to an Islamist imam. The grandmotherly guru of post-evangelical Christianity was the star of the conference, sharing her characteristically saucy humor at her home parish of […]

The Second Coming of Christ and Islamophobia

by (@TheIRD) January 16, 2013

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 […]