NPR News recently reported on Southern Seminary’s forum on Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity. The report includes remarks from Jim Hamilton, Bruce Ware, and Albert Mohler. You can listen to the report below or read the article here.[audio:http://public.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2010/03/20100326_me_07.mp3?dl=1]
Brian McLaren also speaks in this interview. His remarks confirm what was already clear in his book. McLaren rejects penal substitutionary atonement and says that he no longer believes in a “God who needs blood in order to be appeased.” McLaren also indicates that Jesus is not the only way to be saved.
The report is slanted from the outset. She calls Hamilton and Ware “angry” and frames the story as if McLaren is the future of evangelicalism. I couldn’t disagree more.