Apr 26, 2007

Mr. McLaren

"I don’t believe making disciples must equal making adherents to the Christian religion. It may be advisable in many (not all!) circumstances to help people become followers of Jesus and remain within their Buddhist, Hindu or Jewish contexts … rather than resolving the paradox via pronouncements on the eternal destiny of people more convinced by or loyal to other religions than ours, we simply move on … To help Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, and everyone else experience life to the full in the way of Jesus (while learning it better myself), I would gladly become one of them (whoever they are), to whatever degree I can, to embrace them, to join them, to enter into their world without judgment but with saving love as mine has been entered by the Lord." (Brain McLaren: A Generous Orthodoxy, 260, 262, 264).


Yes, let's love them all the way to hell. That is all this sort of mindset will accomplish.

2 comments:

ann_in_grace said...

Unbelievable. I am appaled. Is it possible to call this man a Christian?

Samantha said...

I don't know. I question it myself.