CMU’s New President comments on McLaren’s Controversial Visit

Remember when Canadian Mennonite University invited that guy in to speak that could have be perceived as controversial? You know, the Refreshing Winds conference that one CMU Student found very cool but that was so risky?

Well . . . CMU has spoken:

Q: CMU has taken risks by inviting some speakers from different theological traditions who may be perceived as controversial (such as Brian McLaren, a leading figure in the emerging church movement). What’s the payoff that makes that risk worthwhile?

A: “CMU’s mission statement says that we’re moved and transformed by the life and teachings of Jesus. We’re completely convinced that Jesus put himself in conversations and places outside of what the religious world would have embraced around him.”

– Cheryl Pauls, president, Canadian Mennonite University
http://mbherald.com/renaissance-woman-takes-office-in-cmu-castle/

No comment.

Please read Parts 1-5 of Menno-lite’s review on the Refreshing Winds conference at CMU here:

McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 1
https://mennolite.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/mclarens-refreshing-winds-at-cmu-part-1/

McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 2
https://mennolite.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/mclarens-refreshing-winds-at-cmu-part-2/

McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 3
https://mennolite.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/mclarens-refreshing-winds-at-cmu-part-3/

McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 4
https://mennolite.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/mclarens-refreshing-winds-at-cmu-part-4/

McLaren’s Refreshing Winds at CMU – Part 5
https://mennolite.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/mclarens-refreshing-winds-at-cmu-part-5/

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