Earth Care, Green Bible and Roman Catholicism

What a surprise to observe, in the latest issue of the MB Herald June 2010, which items have been chosen as important enough to make the “Short Stuff” cut by today’s Mennonites.

Short stuff

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario has produced Handle With Care, a DVD series to help churches think theologically about creation care and to offer practical ideas for putting faith into action (ontario.mcc.org/handlewithcare).—MCC
______________________________________________________________________

HarperOne released electronic versions of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible, The Green Bible, and The HarperCollins Study Bible (NRSV) in all major e-reader formats, including the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. The translation can also be read on laptops, desktops, tablets, PDAs, the iPhone, Blackberry, and other smartphones. This is the first time a mainstream study Bible is available in digital form.—www.religionnews.com
______________________________________________________________________

Ave Maria Press entered the world of smartphone applications with the launch of “Stations of the Cross,” a free downloadable prayer companion based on John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross. Available through the iTunes App Store, the application contains screenshots of paintings depicting Christ’s journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to death on the cross.—Ave Maria Press

http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/publications/mb_herald/mb_herald_june_2010/crosscurrents/short_stuff/

Advertisements

MB Herald calls A New Kind of Christianity “a book on freedom”

The latest (June 2010) MB Herald contains a dangerously favorable review (by an MB pastor) of the newest published work from emerging church leader and heretic, Brian McLaren. Here’s what we read on page 32:

Freeing Jesus from Western Christianity

A New Kind of Christianity:
Ten Questions that are Transforming the Faith
Brian D. McLaren
Harper One, 2010
320 pages

“…A New Kind of Christianity is one of the most significant spiritual works I have encountered. I feel more compelled than ever to understand God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in a different way – a way that honours biblical history and God’s role throughout Scripture – not just the Gospels, Acts, and Paul. Through McLaren’s book, I feel freer to describe God through story, narrative, and experience as I see and understand God at work through the Bible, and also in the world as we know it. I will return to the latter chapters of the book, where he unpacks what this paradigm shift has for the church. I have already begun sharing my perspectives on a refreshed understanding of Christianity.

In the end, A New Kind of Christianity is a book on freedom. Are you ready for freedom?”

–Noel Hudson

http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/publications/mb_herald/mb_herald_june_2010/crosscurrents/currently_in_books/freeing_jesus/

[According to the MB Herald, Noel Hudson, pastor of Elm Creek MB Church (Manitoba), is fond of the emerging church conversation, and therefore has been taken captive by the emerging church deception.]

Find biblical reviews that reveal the truth about this latest attack on Christianity by Brian McLaren here:

Review: Brian McLaren’s “A New Kind of Christianity”, Pt. 1
http://www.renderingtruth.com/2010/04/review-brian-mclarens-a-new-kind-of-christianity-pt-1/

Review: Brian McLaren’s “A New Kind of Christianity”, Pt. 2 “UN-Faith”
http://www.renderingtruth.com/2010/04/review-brian-mclarens-a-new-kind-of-christianity-pt-2-un-faith/

Brian McLaren’s New Book, A New Kind of Christianity – Assaulting Truth with a Vengeance
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=4127

A New Kind of Christianity
Gary Gilley
http://www.svchapel.org/resources/book-reviews/4-christian-living/662-a-new-kind-of-christianity-by-brian-d-mclaren

Also read a very thorough review by Kevin DeYoung, co-author of Why We’re Not Emergent: by Two Guys Who Should Be which can be found at: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org