So Brian McLaren’s new book, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? released last week and is already making some waves. The video above provides a nice summary of the book, which I found challenging and thought-provoking. What I like best about the book is that Brian encourages Christians to nurture an attitude of openness and cooperation toward people of other faiths without compromising Christian identity. So often we feel like we have to choose between openness to others on the one hand and commitment to our own faith on the other. Brian argues that we don’t have to make that choice.
I’m sharing this video today because it’s packed with potential conversation-starters. Brian talks about everything from inter-religious dialog, to doctrine--(he takes on original sin and election!)--to violence and peace.
What do you agree with? What do you question? What do you find challenging? What do find frustrating, inspiring, worth talking about?
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