Nicholas Kristof (op-ed Sept. 8) seemed sincere in his review of Brian McLaren’s new book, “The Great Spiritual Migration,” but he was sincerely wrong! Of course, as a layman, he is more impressed with social action than theology, but if eternity is at stake, give me good theology any day!
His review was unfortunately void of any knowledge of who Mr. McLaren is and what he actually believes. This is, of course, very dangerous! Mr. McLaren is a leader of a sectarian movement called The Emerging Church, which is throwback to the “Love Child” movement of the 1960s. Love, freedom and no moral restrictions are their religion.
Mr. McLaren is a postmodern, who believes that there is no absolute truth for everyone. This is reckless thinking, because in every realm, whether it be physical or spiritual, there are absolute truths. Just jump off a 10-story building and test the law of gravity, if you doubt that.
In like manner, Christian evangelicals believe there are truths in scripture, which are vital to knowing God and growing spiritually. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing!
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Rodney J. Nidever, Fresno