I talked with Matthew Lee Anderson about his cover story in Christianity Today called “Here come the Radicals” (link is to the article).
Matthew suggests that the “supperlative stressing” (my word not his) attitude of writers such as David Platt, Francis Chan, Shane Claiborne, and Kyle Idleman is not radical enough and actually a capitulation to the very situation they are trying to condemn.
I thought the article was going to be different from what it was when I started reading (I figured CT wanted to be king maker with these guys) and wanted to talk with Matthew about it as I found his perspective and critique intriguing.
He and I have some similar views on the issues raised in the article, but would suggest different remedies and approaches which is what made the conversation fun.
Here is our conversation in 4 parts: