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April 23, 2005

The Grilling of Brian McLaren


LastwordOn May 9, Brian McLaren, a leader within Emergent Village and identified strongly with the emerging church, has agreed to come on this blog to answer some questions about hell and his controversial book, The Last Word and The Word After That: A Tale of Fatih, Doubt, and a new Kind of Christianity. You can ask Brian your questions and he will be answering throughout the day. I may also interview him at Suddenly Seminary.
Some blogs that are picking up the conversation about Brian and hell are Theocentric and Theologica Who else is talking about it? Links please . . .

Update: Jason has links to preview chapter.
Brian will be appearing on some other blogs that week as part of a blog tour for his book.

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can't wait. thanks andrew

Posted by: Kyle | April 23, 2005 03:13 PM

Mike Todd is looking at it over at Waving or Drowning...

Posted by: wilsonian | April 23, 2005 03:20 PM

I did a recap of the book here at my blog.

Posted by: Pat Loughery | April 23, 2005 04:02 PM

I am waiting for the second edition featuring the new cover graphic above!

Posted by: Jon | April 23, 2005 04:41 PM

it doesn't really rise to the level of high-minded debate, but for a quick laugh (or a quick look of bewilderment, either way) check out the Addison Road blog.

Posted by: Michael Lee | April 23, 2005 05:16 PM

Do you say the "he's not a heretic" part in a Monty Pythonesque falsetto?

Posted by: Jeff J | April 23, 2005 06:19 PM

Cool deal. My friend Bryan has read the book and been thinking and blogging about some of the "hellish" content here and here. Check him out.

Posted by: + Alan | April 23, 2005 06:27 PM

Oh goodie ... perhaps he can tell me why he's been so terse with me when I realized he was the same Brian McLaren who used to host a home church in my neighborhood back in 1978-79?

I mean, I know people change - including young idiots like myself who've grown out of youthful exuberance .

Posted by: Mean Dean | April 23, 2005 10:56 PM

i've got a review here: http://ramblingadventures.blogspot.com/2005/02/review-last-word-and-word-after-that.html

and we're going to start a readthrough & discussion on may 5th @ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nkoc

Posted by: rick | April 24, 2005 02:03 AM

Hi Andrew,

The 'mappers are going at it pretty heavy. See




Posted by: stephen shields | April 25, 2005 10:53 PM


Thanks for agreeing to participate in McLaren's blog tour. The excerpt we're using for the tour is, I think, much more conducive to a conversation about hell than the one Jason refers to. In it, McLaren discusses his motives and methods. You'll find it at:


Posted by: STEVE O'KEEFE | April 26, 2005 06:49 PM

Andrew, what is _up_ with that image? I don't know whether to be amused, or very afraid at this peek inside KiwiMind.

Posted by: Mike Morrell | April 28, 2005 03:45 PM

Here are some more thoughts about The Last Word and the Word After That.

Posted by: TK | May 8, 2005 09:57 PM

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