From my personal perspective, Scot McKnight stands as one of the greater, 21st century theologians. In what I have read from him through his blog, Jesus Creed, as well as being able to engage with his book, The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible, he is a very solid evangelical theologian. But he is also an extremely gracious character as engages with theology all across the historical, Christian perspective.
Just today, McKnight posted a summary of the varying views that have been posted within the blogosphere in regards to Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins. I recommend reading the article, and possibly even the articles to which he links. I imagine it is easy for most of us to only read those with whom we agree. I find myself easily falling into this camp. But I believe we must be willing to engage with those who disagree with us.
So, if we have had more of a positive response to Rob Bell’s book, maybe it’s time we heard from some people who are either cautious or very much against the book. And if we have had more of a negative response to the book, then it’s probably time we engage with some people who are trying to relay the positives. Of course, I suppose that, if we want to fully and properly interact with what the books says, we should probably be willing to read it ourselves.
But I do recommend checking out McKnight’s blog post today.