Wednesday, August 30, 2006

More McLaren

I'm now reading New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren. Good stuff, mostly. But he hides behind a wall of narrative. Any questions about the content are dismissed because, "That's from the characters." I understand the need for more work in narratives, but this is intellectual dishonesty, I think. No references, no citations. But lots of facts. I think he's mostly accurate, but not helpful to those who might be critical.

However, I like it a lot. Mark Dricoll gives a very positive review to McLaren's new book about Jesus. A good friend of mine gives a great review, too. I'll need to pick that one up eventually.


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