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March 2010 Archives

Jazz Theologian:  Malcolm X’s main critique of Christianity in America had to do with how race seemed to determine our habits more than Jesus.  Which of your questions in A New Kind of Christianity can lead us closer to the […]

It’s a joy to join the Beliefnet.com community. I’m looking forward to lively conversation about Christianity, books, music, God’s heart for orphans and, of course, composing a jazz-shaped faith. Feel free to comment anytime and join the groove.   Oh, yeah…don’t […]

Today we continue my conversation with Brian McLaren with the King Question.  After all, King had a dream of a new kind of Christianity as well… Jazz Theologian:  Not long after telling our nation about his dream, Martin Luther King […]

Jazz Theologian:  You argue that, A New Kind of Christianity will require that we ask, “What is the overarching story line of the Bible?  How will this answer to this question help African-American churches that often read the Bible through […]

Jazz Theologian:  I’m assuming that you agree that the emerging church is not just a renewal movement for young middle-class Caucasian Christians.  So here are a few questions so that we can see how emergent Christianity addresses the issues of […]

“I beg you, look for the words ‘social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising […]

Jazz Theologian:   In your book, A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey, you draw an analogy between modern churches that look like everything is fine with being like “horse buggies” that were […]

Churches are on the way to emptying out the foster care system in Colorado.  Five years ago I founded Project 127–A ministry designed to organize followers of Jesus to answer God’s call to care for orphans…to live out James 1.27. […]

What’s wrong with the old kind of Christianity? Recently, I interviewed Brian McLaren about his new book, A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming The Faith.  McLaren is author of over a dozen books and among Time […]