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New Kind of Christianity Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith

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ISBN-10: 0061853992

ISBN-13: 9780061853999

Edition: N/A

Authors: Brian D. McLaren

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List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770

Brian D. McLaren is a prominent, controversial evangelical pastor. He was recognized as one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" in 2005, and is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. Born in 1956, Brian McLaren graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with BA and MA degrees in English. After several years of teaching English and consulting in higher education, he left academia in 1986 to become the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, a nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. Many of the books that McLaren has authored, including the "A New Kind of Christian" trilogy, deal…    

Preface
Between Something Real and Something Wrong
The Quest and the Questions
A Prayer on the Beach
Unlocking and Opening
The Narrative Question
What Is the Overarching Story Line of the Bible?
Setting the Stage for the Biblical Narrative
The Biblical Narrative in Three Dimensions
The Authority Question
How Should the Bible Be Understood?
From Legal Constitution to Community Library
Revelation Through Conversation
The God Question
Is God Violent?
From a Violent Tribal God to a Christlike God
The Jesus Question
Who Is Jesus and Why Is He Important?
Jesus Outside the Lines
The Gospel Question
What Is the Gospel?
Jesus and the Kingdom of God
Emerging and Exploring
The Church Question
What Do We Do About the Church?
The Sex Question
Can We Find a Way to Address Human Sexuality Without Fighting About It?
The Future Question
Can We Find a Better Way of Viewing the Future?
The Pluralism Question
How Should Followers of Jesus Relate to People of Other Religions?
The What-Do-We-Do-Now Question
How Can We Translate Our Quest into Action?
Living the Questions in Community
Conclusion: A New Kind of Christianity
Notes
Index
Reading and Discussion Guide