I can appreciate Brian McLaren’s determination to think about postmodernism, but I do think he has surrendered far too much.
Murray’s charge is that Christian leaders in the latter half of the 1900’sforgot that the most important question the church must ask is “What is a Christian?”
The structure of cell churches the author proposes seems to me to surrender far too much of what it means to be a church.
J. I. Packer’s Finding God’s Will is a very useful and characteristically careful study of guidance in the New Testament.
This is a very useful book, especially for the theologically astute seeker of God’s will.
The book is, for the most part, an unquestioning, uncritical, and naively approving tribute to anything that could pass as “creative.”
John Armstrong has compiled a book called Reforming Pastoral Ministry that is a well-placed and much-needed dart in the balloon of the church growth movement.
James Thwaites is a sobering example of what can happen when we allow a philosophy or idea to gain ascendancy in our minds, and only then ask the Scriptures to agree with us.
Jesus never made social problems or social action His overriding concern. Hammett needs either to understand that, or at least to write it, more clearly.
This is indeed a day when novel ideas about Jesus are frequent and fashionable, but far from correcting those errors, this book only serves to make them even more acute.
Sande has given the church a helpful guide on how the church can better bear out her testimony to the life-changing power of her Savior.
The theology of prayer that Wilkinson teaches in the book is entirely unconnected to the Christian gospel.
Waltke’s book is useful, and it’s probably worth the price of purchase just for the section on divination and modern practices of “finding God’s will.”
Like so many before and beside him, Simson believes we need a major reformulation of the church’s life and structure.
At the end of the day the Great Tradition, at least defined as the words of those creeds, simply isn’t going to be enough to ground Christian unity.