Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Church Question

A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith

Going though the questions posed by Brian McLaren in his book "A New Kind of Christianity", we come to the question of "The Church".

Strangly this question also had the smallest amout of text allocated to it. Just one brief chapter. Where as most of the other questions had at least two chapters assigned to them.

Sort of leading on from the last chapter instead of having a 'Pauline' type of Church re-shaping the Church along a more Christological stance.

I think this view is stronger ever since Alan Hirsch's book 'The Shaping of things to come' came about.

To quote McLaren " The Church exists to form Christ-like people, people of Christ like love". Sounds pretty simple wish I could do it better.