The Burial of Jesus—a review

Some time ago I received a review copy of James F. McGrath’s book The Burial of Jesus. Professor McGrath is associate professor of religion at Butler University, specialising in history and biblical studies. The book sets out to look at the burial and resurrection of Jesus using the standard toolkit of the modern historian. ItContinue reading “The Burial of Jesus—a review”

The Blue Parakeet–A review

I recently started working on the outline for a series of lectures or classes I’d like to offer next year in my church, covering the content of the Bible over thirteen weeks. My main approach will be to go over the overarching narrative, starting with Creation and the Fall, the Patriarchal period, and so onContinue reading “The Blue Parakeet–A review”

A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 3)

Finally, we get into the book proper! It’s entitled ‘The Seven Jesuses I Have Known’ and is a bit of a summary of McLaren faith journey over the years. McLaren has been influenced by various expressions of Christianity over the years, and each of them have taught something about Jesus or an aspect of followingContinue reading “A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 3)”

A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 2)

It’s been over a week since I promised to start blogging my way through Brian McLaren’s book, ‘A  Generous Orthodoxy.’ Sorry about the delay in posting. I’ll try to make amends over the next few days. Today, I want to have a look at the introduction, entitled ‘A Generous Refund.’ The chapter is a warningContinue reading “A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 2)”

A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 1)

I’ve heard a lot around the traps about Brian McLaren’s book, A Generous Orthodoxy. The views are pretty polarised — people either gush about it or want to organise a book burning with McLaren’s still-kicking body as the fuel. I’ve heard recordings of McLaren speak, and as far as I can tell a lot ofContinue reading “A Generous Orthodoxy (Part 1)”