A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
Brian McLaren, a leader in the “emerging church” movement, formulates a post-liberal, post-conservative vision of a generous orthodoxy for Christians. Rather than arguing for a set of rules to define orthodoxy, McClaren takes a tour through the varied understandings of Christian faith and pulls together the most compelling facets of each tradition. If you ever thought that orthodoxy sounded boring, McClaren will convince you otherwise. As he draws together the very best strands from the fabric of Christian faith, McClaren weaves a compelling and rich tapestry that declines to characterize the world as “us and them” and instead sees humanity as “we”. McClaren’s call for the church to rethink what it is and what it does will cause many to close the book after the first few pages (in fact, he recommends this for those who are comfortable where they are) but read on for you will surely enjoy the journey.