Everyone is Crossing Roads: A Hindu Response to Brian McLaren

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By Padma Kuppa [This post is part of an inter-faith response to Brian McLaren's new book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road?, hosted at the Patheos Book Club.] When I was asked to respond to Brian McLaren’s book, I did so with hope. I have written and spoken often about the difficulty in separating cultural [Read More...]

Sharing the Journey, In Our Own Shoes: A Jewish Response To Brian McLaren

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[This post is part of an inter-faith response to Brian McLaren's new book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road?, hosted at the Patheos Book Club.] In a world awash in data, but often suffering from a lack of wisdom, Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road, offers both.  Brian McLaren’s [Read More...]

We’re All in This Together: A Buddhist Responds to Brian McLaren

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By Scott Mitchell [This post is part of an inter-faith response to Brian McLaren's new book Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road? now hosted at the Patheos Book Club.] Reading Brian McLaren’s book, I couldn’t help but feel like I was being invited to dinner, to break bread with someone who [Read More...]

Freedom: A Good Thing? An Excerpt from The Right Church

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In our contemporary context, it is hard to imagine a word more frequently tossed around to arouse our passions than the word “freedom.”  I have to admit that my suspicions are raised immediately when I see some new congressional legislation with the word “freedom” in it or when I hear a public official affirm that [Read More...]

The Right Church: A Book Review

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I pull for old guys, partially because I’m becoming one. But also because I know a secret about old guys; they know stuff. While I don’t know if Charles Gutenson would admit to becoming an old guy, he knows some old guys who know stuff. He introduces them in The Right Church: Live Like the [Read More...]

How To Live Like the First Christians

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[This month at the Patheos Book Club, we're featuring the new book The Right Church: Live Like the First Christians, by Charles E. Gutenson.  Below is the first in a series of posts by Gutenson related to the book.] From the Introduction At one level, then, this book is about church renewal.  In a sense, [Read More...]

The Gift of Broken Leaders: A Review of “Ashamed No More”

By Laura Paskell-Brown T.C. Ryan’s Ashamed No More is an incredible tale of recovery from sex addiction written by a Protestant pastor.  But the book is not really about sex at all; it is a love story.  Ryan’s journey reminds us that addiction is simply a call for love, and that recovery – or the move [Read More...]


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