Last year, I read a really bad book: Alisa Childers’ Another Gospel? is an ignorant polemical screed that attacks several Christian thought leaders by name, insisting that these individuals (people like Peter Enns, Brian Zahnd, Rachel Held Evans, Richard Rohr, and so on) are not Christians at all but rather wolves out to destroy God’s church.
Sadly, Childers’ nasty polemic has been embraced by conservative evangelical Christians. And so, at the beginning of March, I decided to write a book-length response rebutting Childers’ claims. I spent the last month writing the book and I am now in the final editing stage just prior to typesetting. I hope to have it out for sale in about 6 weeks. Here is the title and chapter list.
Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too: A Response to Alisa Childers (and other heresy hunters)
Foreword Definitely Not by Lee Strobel
Chapter 1: Childers and the Progressive Pastor
Chapter 2: Childers and the Binary Mindset
Chapter 3: Progressive Christianity is Not a New Religion
Chapter 4: Epistemic Humility is Not Relativism about Truth
Chapter 5: Doubt is Not Separate from Disbelief
Chapter 6: Progressive Christians are Not Gnostics or Marcionites
Chapter 7: Biblical Inspiration Does Not Extend to Interpretations
Chapter 8: The Atonement is Not Penal Substitution
Chapter 9: Final Judgment is Not Eternal Conscious Torment
Chapter 10: Salvation is Not a List of Beliefs
Epilogue: An Open Letter to Alisa Childers