McLaren + Campolo = book

McLaren and Campolo team up for a “>new book
Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel, probably a more Campolonian title than a McLarenesque one; and instead of 95 points, they’re going to stick to 18 points, for this first go around:
1. If you think you’re cool because you’re postmodern, you’re missing the point
2. If you think that social action dilutes the gospel, you’re missing the point
3. If you think salvation means walking down an aisle and saying a prayer, you’re missing the point
4. If you think that Christianity is simply a matter of objective truth, you’re missing the point
5. If you think that environmentalism is merely for New Agers, you’re missing the point
6. If you think the only thing to do with the Bible is study it or preach it, you’re missing the point
7. If you think that homosexuality is a chosen lifestyle, you’re missing the point
8. If you either conform to the culture around you or isolate yourself from it, you’re missing the point
9. If you think preachers can predict the Second Coming, you’re missing the point
10. If you think the CEO is the best leadership model, you’re missing the point
11. If you think that what St. Paul wrote about women forbids their ordination, you’re missing the point
12. If you think that doubt is always bad, you’re missing the point
13. If you think the kingdom of God is not for this life and this earth, you’re missing the point
14. If you think worship is about achieving a good feeling while singing inspiring songs, you’re missing the point
15. If you think that seminary will make you a preacher, you’re missing the point
16. If you think you are successful and stronger than those who have “fallen,” you’re missing the point
17. If you think that theology is only for scholars, you’re missing the point
18. If you think you can argue people into becoming Christians, you’re missing the point

Provocative, isn’t it?

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  1. g.chan says:

    Yeah, especially #7.But some good points… if it makes people consider how close their perspectives are in line with their faith, then that’s a good thing…

  2. kevin says:

    very good list. at different parts of my life, i’ve been at different places on the list. it makes a really good point, though. we spend an awful lot of time justifying why one model is better than another. but, if you think church is about the model, you’re missing the point.

  3. Macker says:

    wow. you got me — on a couple of ’em, no less. and here I thought I was so hip.guess I missed the point …thanks for linking to me! I’ll definitely be back.

  4. riddle says:

    i think they sold out of the first printing… that’s why it’s not available.good stuff.

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