Monday Noon Bible Study:
A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith
Begin the New Year by reading Brian McLaren’s thought provoking book along with the Monday Noon Bible Study. Beginning on Monday, January 12, we will be discussing each chapter. Books are available now at the church office or Second Hour for $11 thanks to Broadside books (pay what you can) and you may also get the Kindle version for under $10. I will also post questions on the church website if you would like to follow along and write comments even if you cannot participate at Monday noon. Here is a quick review of Brian McLaren’s book from Amazon:
“We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the church. Not since the Reformation five centuries ago have so many Christians come together to ask whether the church is in sync with their deepest beliefs and commitments. These believers range from evangelicals to mainline Protestants to Catholics, and the person who best represents them is author and pastor Brian McLaren.
In this much anticipated book, McLaren examines ten questions facing today’s church—questions about how to articulate the faith itself, the nature of its authority, who God is, whether we have to understand Jesus through only an ancient Greco-Roman lens, what exactly the good news is that the gospel proclaims, how we understand the church and all its varieties, why we are so preoccupied with sex, how we should think of the future and people from other faiths, and the most intimidating question of all: what do we do next? Here you will find a provocative and enticing introduction to the Christian faith of tomorrow.”
You can learn more about Brian McLaren at his website: http://www.brianmclaren.net