Round the Room Conversations – McLaren, Franke, McKnight, Guder and Keel

What would you like to ask? Shapevine co-founder Lance Ford proved a great interviewer for an “Around the Room Roundtable” recently at Biblical Theological Seminary. On campus for the Missional Christianity … Church Beyond Borders Conference at Biblical, Brian McLaren, John Franke, Scot McKnight, Darrell Guder, and Tim Keel fielded questions on subjects related to the church and the missional turn. John Franke selected the speakers for the conference for their diverse theological perspectives. Mainline (Guder), Evangelical (McKnight), and Emergent (McLaren and Keel) voices made for a great interview and conversations.

Lance tells me he will soon post the video of the conversation on the Shapevine website. Listen for Guder’s assertion the “church” has been in the business of managing salvation since Augustine. I will let you think through the implications. Needless to say, Guder would go on to indicate the missional turn would be a threat to such a position as the “Church” should be involved in the “mission of God” to, with and in the world rather than settling for the business of managing the saved.

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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