A Leadership Network Publication A New Kind of Christian 's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally "right," and where one's direction is more important than one's present location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations. If you are interested in joining a discussion group devoted to a A New Kind of Christian please visit groups.yahoo.com/group/NKOC .
The Author Brian D. McLaren is a speaker, author, activist, and networker exploring the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary life. He has written or co-written over a dozen books, including A Generous Orthodoxy, The Secret Message of Jesus, and Everything Must Change. For twenty-four years, he served as the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Washington-Baltimore area. He was named by Time magazine as one of America's twenty-five most influential Evangelicals. He is a founding member of emergentvillage.com. See www.brianmclaren.net. . About Leadership Network The mission of Leadership Network is to identify and connect innovative church leaders and provide them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network at www.leadnet.org.
Preface to the Paperback Edition. Acknowledgments. Introduction: The True Story Behind This Story. 1. Sometime the Peacock Wish to Be the Seagull. 2. Entering That Awkward Age, or Does Jonah Eat Bagels? 3. Dan Discovers Where the Cross Meets the Dream Catcher. 4. What a Difference a Worldview Makes. 5. Neo Worries About Keeping Up with Jesus. 6. Hot Words About Biblical Interpretation. 7. Letting the Bible Read Us. 8. Yeah, But What About the Other Guys? 9. Redeeming Our Culture over Dinner. 10. C. S. Lewis in the Pulpit, or What Is Heaven About Anyway? 11. Getting Beyond Righteousness. 12. French Fries and the Kingdom of God. 13. Spiritual Practices: Secret and Shared. 14. It's None of Your Business Who Goes to Hell. 15. Beginning the Journey into Terra Nova. 16. Notes on Church Leadership from One Certified Nobody to Another. Afterword. Notes. About Leadership Network. Leadership Network Titles. The Author.