POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

Two Looks at McLaren's "Orthodoxy"

Two Reviews of Brian McClaren's Generous Orthodoxy (the title is acutally much longer than that - A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, Incarnational, Depressed-Yet-Hopeful, Emergent, Unfinished Christian.)

Although the former (Mohler) is clearly not in favor of the message of the book and the latter sympathetic, even the nature of the concerns raised by Blomberg are deep in their affect on the gospel. Very, very interesting. No, very, very troubling. Oh how we need to heed the word once written to Theophilus:
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.
Still hung up on the truth...let us not give way to the winds of the age that blow in and out that rise up from within. Ad Fontes! To the sources! May our hearts and minds be chained to the Word of God - and it alone guide our needed reforms.