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In Many Colors: Interview w/ Soong-Chan Rah

posted by Robert Gelinas

In his latest book, Soong-Chan Rah wants to equip us for the multicultural revolution that’s knocking at the American church’s door.  Are we ready to trade our melting pots for jazz improv? Right now, the U.S. is experiencing the most […]

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Do We Need a New Christianity?—Interview with Brian McLaren

posted by Robert Gelinas

(Here’s my McLaren interview consolidated) 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 magazine “25 Most influential […]

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Do We Need a New Christianity?–Interview with Brian McLaren

posted by Robert Gelinas

The Jazz Question Jazz Theologian: You’re a musician and I’m a jazz theologian, so let’s jam a bit.  Jazz assumes standards and practices before one takes the stage.  What are the basic practices that need to be assumed before we […]

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Interview with Brian McLaren (final question…a jazz question)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Jazz Theologian: You’re a musician and I’m a jazz theologian, so let’s jam a bit.  Jazz assumes standards and practices before one takes the stage.  What are the basic practices that need to be assumed before we can experience A […]

Interview with Brian McLaren (p6)–the X Question

posted by Robert Gelinas

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 […]

Interview with Brian McLaren (p5)–The King Question

posted by Robert Gelinas

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 […]

Interview with Brian McLaren (p4)–The Bible Question

posted by Robert Gelinas

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 […]

Interview with Brian McLaren (p3)–Urban Issues

posted by Robert Gelinas

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 […]

Interview with Brian McLaren (p2)–Horse Buggies

posted by Robert Gelinas

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 […]

Interview with Brian McLaren (p1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

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 […]

Filling the ‘Hole': Interview with World Vision President Richard Stearns

posted by Robert Gelinas

(I interviewed Mr. Stearns on behalf of UrbanFaith.com.  Also appearing at Sojourners online) As the pastor of a church with a deep desire to love others as Christ would, I’ve recently been telling folks, “If you only read one book this year, […]

Bringing Hip-Hop to Church–Interview with the Hip-Hop Pastor, Efrem Smith

posted by Robert Gelinas

Hip-Hop is here to stay. Efrem Smith not only understands this, he embraces it. And he believes other leaders in his position also must learn to embrace it, if the church is going to do its job in urban communities. […]

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Sermon of the Week: Your Lot in Life (P6)
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Guest Blogger: Patricia Raybon
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Sermon of the Week: Your Lot in Life (P5)
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