We’re considering Brian McLaren’s 2007 book Everything Must Change: When the World’s Biggest Problems and Jesus’ Good News Collide.
[American Christianity] has focused on “me” and “my soul” and “my spiritual life” and “my eternal destiny,” but it has failed to address the dominant societal and global realities of their lifetime: systemic injustice, systemic poverty, systemic ecological crisis, systemic dysfunctions of many kinds. (p. 33).
McLaren then asks why so many Christians in so many nations have, over the years, been guilty of atrocities? You know the list. There have been plenty of enormous sins perpetuated by Christians — from slavery to genocide to wars of conquest. How do Christians come to do such things? Continue reading