Friday, September 28, 2007

"Everything Must Change". Really?

Keeping an eye on the Emerging Church movement, Tim Challies provides an insightful review and summary of Brian McClaren's book "Everything Must Change". Here's a taste, but make sure you read the whole review. Thank you Tim.
It seems increasingly clear that the new kind of Christian McLaren seeks is no kind of Christian at all. The church on the other side of his reinvention is a church devoid of the glorious gospel of Christ’s atoning death. It is a church utterly stripped of its power because it is a church stripped of the gospel message. McLaren’s new gospel is a social gospel, a liberal gospel and, in fact, no gospel at all. This Emerging Church has managed to do something remarkable—it has emerged into something the church has already seen, has already wrestled with, and has already defeated. The Emerging Church has gone suicidal. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

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