A New Kind Of Christianity is structured around ten questions that Brian McLaren says is transforming the Christian church. During our first session we brainstormed and created the following list of questions that may be asked either within or outside of the church.
What’s up with all of the denominations?
So, why is the church so hung up about sin and sex?
Can we live without God? Have we evolved to the point that we don’t need God?
Is any of this real, or is it all made up?
Specifics about Jesus: Was he really born of a virgin? Was he really God? Did he really rise from the dead?
Why do we need to be forgiven of sin?
Is there such a thing as “Original Sin”?
How do we decide what we are going to stick with from the bible, and what we are going to throw out?
Why do I need to go to church? Is being part of church necessary to have a spiritual life/relationship with God?
Why are women always treated as lesser than men in Christianity, Judaism and Islam?
Where does the authority come from?
What voice should the church have in today’s secular world?
Is there a heaven? Do I have to be a Christian to get there?
Is the idea of a hands-on (e.g. interventionist) God inconsistent with a modern, secular worldview?
So, why did the bible stop 1,000 years ago? Why is there no sequel?