Friday Photo

April 17, 2009

Author Brian McLaren spoke at Eastern Mennonite Seminary a couple of weeks ago. I heard him in chapel and at a breakfast gathering. This photo is from the former of those talks and came out pretty interesting because of the lighting. His lectures, like his books, are quite thought-provoking. His book Everything Must Change is especially worth reading and considering.

4 comments

  1. Brian,

    Are you running out of things to talk about? Isn't this the same post from April 3rd, but with a different picture. Surely McLaren isn't that interesting?

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  2. No, I run out of time long before ideas. I'd say that McLaren is definitely interesting enough to warrant at least one photo per lecture. If I had more time, I'd summarize more of what he said.

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  3. I'll give you that he's interesting, but he's also quite wrong on a number of issues, including his leanings toward inclusivism, the dismissal of the doctrine of Hell, and homosexuality as a legitimate expression of Christianity.

    He is a good writer, but unfortunately, he is a poor theologian.

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  4. I never said I agree with him on everything. But I do think he has some really good messages for Christians to consider, especially on issues like living out our faith and being more globally-minded. None of the issues you mentioned came up during the two lectures I heard. If I only listened to or read those I completely agreed with I would be left just listening to and reading myself.

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