Levi has a thorough take-down of Brian McLaren’s “A Generous Orthodoxy.” McLaren is even worse than I thought — and I already thought he was pretty bad. I read that he just performed the ceremony for his son’s same-sex union. Ugh. One more reason to consider him a fraud. I go between feeling sorry for his deceived followers and realizing that, a la Romans 1, God has just given them over to their sinful desires. Here’s an observation that applies to McLaren and countless other false teachers:
McLaren’s theology contradicts itself when he consistently claims that we should follow Jesus’ example but also denies the validity of the witness accounts of Jesus’ life and teaching. How do we follow Bob’s example when everything we know about Bob is written by men whose writings are decidedly fictional?
McLaren and the like think it is wrong to be sure of something, even though they are sure of what they claim about the Bible and they are sure that it is wrong to be sure. Consistency isn’t their strong suit.