How tolerance is being redefined to limit free-speech and ultimately bring persecution to Christians.
The key spokesman and leader of the Emergent Village, Brian MacLaren is one of the primary leaders in what Mark Driscoll calls (in his highly illuminating chapter on the Emergent Movement - see review here) the "Liberal-Emergent" branch of the Emergent Movement. Maclaren is a very prolific author: however, it is in "A New Kind of Christian" that the main core of his theology is laid out: therefore, a close examination of this book provides a clear look into the center of this influential man's theology, and the intellectual DNA of this branch of the movement.
The great Modern experiment has failed: from its ashes, a new generation is trying to piece together a new future. They are trying to glue together the fragments of Modernity with a shift from intellect to emotion, and an optimism grounded on nothing more than human arrogance, and the belief - already so many times contradicted and defeated in previous generations - that humanity is evolving, and growing better day by day.
J. Gresham Machen was a man of understated accomplishments. The denomination and seminary that he founded have never been large, yet have had an influence disproportionate to their size. The book for which he is most well known, Christianity and Liberalism is short, written in plain language, and has never enjoyed wide popularity: yet it is among the most important theological works of the 20th century.