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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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(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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]