A New Kind of Christianity

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"Wherever the willingness to rethink has been squelched, wherever that sense of quest has been buried under convention and complacency, the Christian faith in all its forms is in trouble. But even there, something is trying to be born. Even now, right here, among us, inside you, inside me. You may feel it as a curiosity, a desire for better answers than you inherited so far. You may experience it as frustration, knowing that there must be more to faith than you currently know. You may know it as hope, hope that God is seeking humble people whose hearts and lives can be the womb of a better future. . . . In you, your family, your faith community, and circles of friends, among people of peace and faith everywhere, something is trying to be born."
—from A New Kind of Christianity

We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the church. Not since the Reformation five centuries ago have so many Christians come together to ask whether the church is in sync with their deepest beliefs and commitments. These believers range from evangelicals to mainline Protestants to Catholics, and the person who best represents them is author and pastor Brian McLaren.

In this much anticipated book, McLaren examines ten questions facing today's church—questions about how to articulate the faith itself, the nature of its authority, who God is, whether we have to understand Jesus through only an ancient Greco-Roman lens, what exactly the good news is that the gospel proclaims, how we understand the church and all its varieties, why we are so preoccupied with sex, how we should think of the future and people from other faiths, and the most intimidating question of all: what do we do next? Here you will find a provocative and enticing introduction to the Christian faith of tomorrow.


  • ANewKindOfChristianity_01_Intro

    Duration: 07min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_02_Chapter 1

    Duration: 33min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_03_Chapter 2

    Duration: 25min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_04_Chapter 3

    Duration: 17min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_05_BookOneIntro

    Duration: 01min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_06_Chapter 4

    Duration: 30min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_07_Chapter 5

    Duration: 25min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_08_Chapter 6

    Duration: 28min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_09_Chapter 7

    Duration: 25min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_10_Chapter 8

    Duration: 22min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_11_Chapter 9

    Duration: 28min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_12_Chapter 10

    Duration: 28min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_13_Chapter 11

    Duration: 23min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_14_Chapter 12

    Duration: 21min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_15_Chapter 13

    Duration: 29min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_16_Chapter 14

    Duration: 27min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_17_Chapter 15

    Duration: 31min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_18_BookTwoIntro

    Duration: 03min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_19_Chapter 16

    Duration: 31min
  • ANewKindOfChristianity_20_Chapter 17

    Duration: 46min
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