Some thoughts and questions about the first 100 pages of Generous Orthodoxy:
- I’m not sure what Brian means by celebrating each of the seven Jesuses (denominations) that he has experienced. While I appreciate different denominations, there are some that are more palatable than others. This may be a result of denominational style.
- I agree that we acknowledge that Christians of each tradition bring something different to the table but how does this take place? Should I “church-hop” so that I can taste all of the variety? That doesn’t make sense.
- “Jesus and God B” almost made me want to put the book down. His language is so hesitant is seeking to not offend someone that it is borderline silly. His massive apology for using masculine pronouns for “God” is too much and unnecessary. We use masculine pronouns for “God” because it is the only language we have. “God B” is non-sensical.
- The thoughts in the 3rd chapter were challenging. His thoughts on servant leadership were very insightful and though-provoking. The idea of “Buddy Jesus” sitting on our couch, watching TV with us, thumbs up and grinning, meeting our needs is a Jesus that I have probably imagined sometimes in my own life.