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Is there a future for Christianity?

Even in the shadow of the decline of cultural and nominal religion, the future of vibrant Christianity in America is all around us. The future of Christianity in America is not extinction but clarification that a devout faith is what will last. Christianity in America isn’t dying, cultural Christianity is. I am glad to see it go.

What are the weaknesses of Christianity?

The Weakness of Modern Christianity. “The weakness of modern Christianity, with its shallow worship and rootless excitement and crowd-friendly relevance, can be traced to one assumption: We think God’s Spirit was sent to earth to give us the happiness that blessings bring” (220). “Now we’re in competition with every other religion and …

Can you discuss the beginning of Christianity?

The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christian countries, and the Christians with their various denominations, from the 1st century to the present. Christianity originated with the ministry of Jesus , a Jewish teacher and healer who proclaimed the imminent kingdom of God and was crucified c. AD 30–33 in Jerusalem in the Roman province of Judea .

Is there anything unique about Christianity?

Trinity: while it’s true that some religions believe a deity has manifested (e.g. Hindus), Christianity is somewhat unique in that there is one God who manifests in three specific distinct persons yet remains a “unity” or one deity. Each person of the Godhead is specifically referred to as God.

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What does McLaren argue about the new age of Christianity?

McLaren argues that we are moving into a new age of the Christian faith and this book looks at ten questions which this new kind of Christianity is dealing with. He does not claim to offer answers, but rather responses to the qu

How should the Bible be read?

Instead of trying to piece a dogmatic theology together inside this "six-line" framework, the Bible should be read as progressing from one stage through to the next : everything written after Genesis needs to be interpreted in light of the Genesis story, everything written after the Exodus needs to have the flavor of the Exodus added , everything in the NT needs to reflect the prophetic voices calling the people and priests to embrace justice .

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Why did Christ teach that the world would hate us?

Christ taught that the world would hate us because of Him. This was evidenced in the church fathers who gave their lives to promote the Gospel. It is witnessed to today in various parts of the world where Christians are persecuted and killed for their beliefs.

Is McLaren open to criticism?

First, I appreciate McLaren’s willingness to receive criticism. He is crystal clear about this. He is very open about the controversial proposals that he sets forth. He expects response and for this we should be grateful.

Who said "Some books provide us with information about the world, but every once in a while a book appears?

[A New Kind of Christianity] is one of these.” —Peter Rollins, Ikon

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"McLaren has been hailed widely as one of the most significant religious leaders of our time. In articulating his longings and disquiet with the status quo, he strikes a chord with many,"— Christian Century. Startling reassessments of the Bible, authority, God, Jesus, the gospel, church, sex, pluralism, and the future. 319 pages, softcover.

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We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the church. Not since the Reformation five centuries ago have so many Christians come together to ask whether the church is in sync with their deepest beliefs and commitments.

Author Bio

Brian D. McLaren, hailed as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals by Time magazine, is a speaker, social justice activist, pastor, and the author of A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, A New Kind of Christian, and The Secret Message of Jesus.