Book group! Everything must change #1

This year i joined a book group and we are looking at Everything must change.
Author Brian Mclaren, an American pastor, a leader in the emerging church movement, some say heretic…Some of his other titles: 

A new kind of christian
Naked spirituality
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.

The book centres around these 2 questions.
What are the biggest problems in the world?
What does jesus have to say about them?

He points out that too often the focus of the church is on how you can go to heaven after death; how you can be more happy and successful through god and the bible. He asks why hasn’t the christian religion made a difference commensurate with it’s message, size and resources?

Some interesting comments that came up in the group about the biggest problems in the world/causes of poverty

Greed. Selfishness. Disconnected, from the earth, ourselves, each other and the divine/god. Lack of hope. Hope is a motivator to reach beyond circumstances, and without it, people can’t thrive.
At the moment i think we are all feeling these are things worth thinking about, but we remain skeptical that this book is really going to make a difference. Cynical bunch eh.


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Corn. Singer. Nurse. Lover of music. Pursuing God (trying...). Secluded. Pianist. Wannabe gypsy. Silly.

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