In a Christian Week review about Brian McLaren’s recent lecture series at Canadian Mennonite University, he was quoted to say:
“If you can’t be a Christian unless you believe world is 6,000 years old and was created in seven literal days and anyone who hasn’t said a certain prayer will experience eternal conscious torment and literal flames of hell forever, well then by that definition they’re speaking the truth. By that definition I don’t fit.
“But if you define Christian as someone who is sincerely seeking to follow Christ and acknowledges there’s an awful lot of slip-ups and foul-ups and mistakes along the way, well I certainly fit.”
Because a spiritual life with God, McLaren says, isn’t just about what you believe.
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See Parts 1-5 of Menno-lite’s more detailed review on McLaren’s sessions at the CMU Refreshing Winds conference, here:
McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 1
McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 2
McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 3
McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 4
McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 5
Note: McLaren appears to have a better “fit” with the neo-pagan gospel than he does with the true gospel of Christianity.
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