The Corridor: An Introduction to "A Generous Orthodoxy"

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An Introduction to "A Generous Orthodoxy"

Our second Theology on Tap meeting will be at Brian Boru on Tuesday March 24th, at 7pm. You can RSVP for the event by visiting our Theology on Tap Meet-Up site HERE.

We will begin a discussion that Tuesday night that will take us across various Christian traditions throughout history. We will be using the book “A Generous Orthodoxy” by Brian McLaren as a catalyst for our conversation.

The complete title of the book is “A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, Incarnational, Depressed-yet-Hopeful, Emergent, Unfinished CHRISTIAN ”.

Now that is a long title!!!! The first week we will simply talk about the introduction to the book and what is meant by this seemingly contradictory phrase, “generous orthodoxy”.

The Publisher's Summary for the book reads:
A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement—A Generous Orthodoxy calls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit.

Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions.

In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. A Generous Orthodoxy rediscovers the mysterious and compelling ways that Jesus can be embraced across the entire Christian horizon. Rather than establishing what is and is not "orthodox," McLaren walks through the many traditions of faith, bringing to the center a way of life that draws us closer to Christ and to each other.

Whether you find yourself inside, outside, or somewhere on the fringe of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy draws you toward a way of living that looks beyond the "us/them" paradigm to the blessed and ancient paradox of "we."

You can get the book on Amazon HERE.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

James here you go exposing your folksto false teachers

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Tim Wirth said...

PS James I have never said you are not a saved Christian. I have no way to truely know that but I am following a biblical mandate when I withdraw from you even if you are a brother
"Now we command you, brethren, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which ye received of us " (II Thess. 3:6). We are to withdraw from those whose doctrine and conduct does not conform to the Word of God. The context clearly shows that obedience to sound doctrine is what Paul has in mind, for he says, "if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet, count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother" (II Thess. 3:14-15). Paul admonished Timothy to "withdraw thyself " from those who "consent not to wholesome words ... and to the doctrine which is according to godliness " (I Tim. 6:3-5).
Hopefully you will repent from promoting false teachers and our fellowship will be restored. Biblical seperation is always done in order to restore fellowship not just chastise a brother.

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