John Bohannon has taken to Scot McKnight’s blog to respond to a critical review of his book that I posted there last month. Here’s a taste:
First, why should McLaren be exempt from a work that analyzes the preaching within the Emerging Church? Yes he has retired from the full time pastorate, but does this mean that he has stopped preaching and teaching altogether? Does this mean that a historical analysis of his homiletical practices is no longer valid or that his influence has ceased? Like player cum Coach Ozzie Guillen, his change in roles did not lessen his impact on the game. If anything, it heightened it.
I think the weaknesses in his retort are obvious, and several have already been pointed out by commenters. Therefore, I don’t plan to respond. I will note, however, that paragraphs full of rhetorical questions are among my least favorite writing gimmicks. Don’t you agree?