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For all those who are burned out on church or who want to be spiritual without being "religious," A New Kind of Christian offers a tale of spiritual renewal that both instructs and inspires. After many years as a church planter and pastor, author Brian McLaren has found-as more and more Christians are finding-that neither the conservative evangelical nor the liberal mainline stream of Christianity fully expresses his own developing faith. McLaren's engaging story gives voice to this emerging understanding of what it can mean to be a Christian in these dynamic times, offering a constructive vision of what a postmodern Christian might look like. A New Kind of Christian recounts a lively and intimate conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher, in which they reflect together about faith, doubt, reason, mission, leadership, and spiritual practice in the emerging postmodern world. The pastor is forced to grapple with the deeper source of his dissatisfaction with Christianity as he has understood, practiced, and taught it -his reluctance to let go of the "modern model" of Christianity. Ultimately, he comes to understand that beyond the constricted categories, cliched rhetoric, and rigid mechanisms of modern Christianity lies a new possibility: a revitalized and vibrant faith that explores and expresses the teachings and mission of Jesus in a fresh, engaging way for third-millennium people.The author reminds us that this is but the beginning of the journey, and "whatever a new kind of Christian is, no one is one yet. . . . But every transformation has to start somewhere." For all who are searching for a deeper life with God and a more honest statement of authentic Christian faith, A New Kind of Christian will open the way for an exciting spiritual adventure into new territory and new ways of believing, belonging, and becoming.Brian McLaren is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Washington-Baltimore area and the author of two previous books on contemporary Christianity, including The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix (2000).

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This story captures the new spirit of Christianity where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than rigid belief systems and institutional church structures. Brian McLaren's account offers an approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.

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— Sally Morgenthaler, president, SJM Management Co. and author of Worship Evangelism

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A successful pastor has found that neither the conservative evangelical nor the liberal mainline stream of Christianity describes his own developing faith. This work gives voice to this emerging understanding of what it means to be a Christian in confusing times.

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A Leadership Network Publication

A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally "right," and where one's direction is more important than one's present location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.

If you are interested in joining a discussion group devoted to a A New Kind of Christianplease visit groups.yahoo.com/group/NKOC.

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A Leadership Network Publication

A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally "right," and where one's direction is more important than one's present location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.

If you are interested in joining a discussion group devoted to a A New Kind of Christian please visit groups.yahoo.com/group/NKOC.

About the Author

BRIAN D. MCLAREN is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Washington-Baltimore area and the author of two previous books on contemporary Christianity, including The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix (2000).

Table of Contents

The True Story Behind This Story.

Sometime the Peacock Wish to Be the Seagull.

Entering That Awkward Age, or Does Jonah Eat Bagels?

Dan Discovers Where the Cross Meets the Dream Catcher.

What a Difference a Worldview Makes.

Neo Worries About Keeping Up with Jesus.

Hot Words About Biblical Interpretation.

Letting the Bible Read Us.

Yeah, But What About the Other Guys?

Redeeming Our Culture over Dinner.

C. S. Lewis in the Pulpit, or What Is Heaven About Anyway?

Getting Beyond Righteousness.

French Fries and the Kingdom of God.

Spiritual Practices: Secret and Shared.

It's None of Your Business Who Goes to Hell.

Beginning the Journey into Terra Nova.

Notes on Church Leadership from One Certified Nobody to Another.

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meganpardue, June 5, 2008 (view all comments by meganpardue)
If you would like to read a book that will challenge the status quo and often hypocritical Christian church, this is the book to read. Mclaren is unafraid to ask the questions that many Christians have and wrestle with, but often never articulate audibly. Unlike many of the current and even well read authors on postmodernity, Mclaren is grounded in humility and a keen awareness that there is still much he does not understand about God and the world in which we live.
This is an excellent book to read to be challenged and refreshed by what Mclaren describes as the "new kind of Christian."
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ISBN:
9780787955991
Subtitle:
A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
Author:
McLaren, Brian D.
Author:
McLaren, Brian D.
Author:
Brian D. McLare
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Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christian Spirituality, Christian Living
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.17x6.28x.88 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Jossey-Bass - English 9780787955991 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This story captures the new spirit of Christianity where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than rigid belief systems and institutional church structures. Brian McLaren's account offers an approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.
"Synopsis" by , — Sally Morgenthaler, president, SJM Management Co. and author of Worship Evangelism
"Synopsis" by , A successful pastor has found that neither the conservative evangelical nor the liberal mainline stream of Christianity describes his own developing faith. This work gives voice to this emerging understanding of what it means to be a Christian in confusing times.
"Synopsis" by , A Leadership Network Publication

A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally "right," and where one's direction is more important than one's present location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.

If you are interested in joining a discussion group devoted to a A New Kind of Christianplease visit groups.yahoo.com/group/NKOC.

"Synopsis" by , A Leadership Network Publication

A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally "right," and where one's direction is more important than one's present location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.

If you are interested in joining a discussion group devoted to a A New Kind of Christian please visit groups.yahoo.com/group/NKOC.

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