Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel

by Brian D. McLaren

Paperback, 2006




If you're brave enough to take an honest look at the issues facing the culture-controlled church-and the issues in your own life-read on. Do you ever look at how the Christian faith is being lived out in the new millennium and wonder if we're not doing what we're supposed to be doing? That we still haven't quite "gotten it"? That we've missed the point regarding many important issues? It's understandable if we've relied on what we've been told to believe or what's widely accepted by the Christian community. But if we truly turned a constructive, critical eye toward our beliefs and vigorously questioned them and their origins, where would we find ourselves? Best-selling authors Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo invite you to do just that. Join them on an adventure-one that's about uncovering and naming faulty conclusions, suppositions, and assumptions about the Christian faith. In Adventures in Missing the Point, the authors take turns addressing how we've missed the point on crucial topics such as: Salvation, The Bible, Being Postmodern, Worship, Homosexuality, Truth, and many more...… (more)


Zondervan (2006), 304 pages


½ (102 ratings; 3.7)

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LibraryThing member SperoLaus
The premise was good: have two "Christian leaders" write complementary essays about numerous, often debated issues. Where it went wrong: the abandonment of truth. For some odd reason, more and more of Church history and tradition is becoming relative. Has nobody noticed that the relative view is
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fairly new to the Church itself? Awful! My biggest non-specific issue, their theologies are not pragmatic.
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LibraryThing member lexrob
A good book for younger Christians (college freshman, high school seniors) or those who have finally had enough of the cheap church culture in the U.S. It won't do much for you if you're already struggling with some of the more challenging issues we face, but it's still an interesting. book.
LibraryThing member jd234512
A really good book that covers many different topics concerning people and Christians today. Because there are many different issues that they talk about, however, they are not really able to expound on them too much. This does a great job in starting to create a dialogue on these issues rather
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than simply making them black and white. We would do well to take this approach and open our eyes a little more to understand others.
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LibraryThing member revslick
This books is greatly needed in the Christian community. So many churches still want to argue and chase rabbits instead of looking at how to be the Body of Christ outside the church.

The best written topics are on Culture and Leadership. I only have two major critiques. I wish one of the authors
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were liberal to give it a more opposing view in some categories. Also, Campolo's beautiful argument for women in ministry is forgotten when he reaches the area of homosexuality. McLaren waffles on this issue as well.

Overall this makes a good start into how we can move forward in being Light and Salt and would make a great small group/Class book.
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