Brian McLaren bloviating his shame...

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(Tim) Three or four of you have now sent me notification that Emergent Church leader Brian McLaren is observing the Muslim holy days of Ramadan this year. Joining with them in their daily fast/feast cycle, McLaren makes this promise in behalf of himself and all those following him in his folly:

We will seek to avoid being disrespectful or unfaithful to our own

faith tradition in our desire to be respectful to the faith tradition

of our friends.

Good readers, when you and your pastor start to refer to our only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Only Begotten Son of the Father as "our own faith tradition," your soul is in peril and you need to get out of that church and find a true Christian church where your own soul, as well as that of your wife and children, will be guarded--not sold for fame and fortune. Do it quickly.

But back to His Pomposity: McLaren has a bunch of reasons for turning towards Mecca and he's spreading all of them across the known world. If you think of the Emergent Church leaders as publicity hounds...

issuing press releases aimed at getting coverage on Entertainment Tonight, your insight into everything they do will grow by leaps and bounds.

Looking for a perfect send-up of McLaren's press release telling the world he's not at all like the Prophet Elijah on top of Mt. Carmel or the Apostle Paul in the Areopagus? Read this. It's Doug following the lead of Elijah mocking the prophets of Baal and their god (1Kings 18).