In many ways, Brian McLaren’s Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? (Jericho, 2012) is an owner’s manual for how to be a properly postimperialistic, postcolonial, “big tent” Christian.
In this series of five posts, Rich Davis shows how the author’s promise of “a [new] way of being Christian that makes you more hospitable, not more hostile” (p.15) is met at the considerable cost of saddling the unwary reader with “a different gospel” (Gal 1:6)
1. McLaren’s “God’s-Eye” Point of View [ link ]
2. McLaren’s Test for Religious “Hostility” [ link ]
3. Were Jesus and Paul Hostile? [ link ]
4. The Gospel of Deconstructionism [ link ]
5. The Gospel of Hospitality [ link ]
6. Brian McLaren’s Gospel of Hospitality (ETS 2016) [ link ]