A reader writes: I was warned about the dangers of Brian’s work … and then I read for myself

A reader writes:

I am currently doing my first close read of Brian’s book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (2010). This act alone was a major step for me, as I have been “warned” repeatedly about the “danger’s” of Brian’s work for the Christian faith.
I am so glad that I am reading Brian’s work first-hand for myself, bypassing the self-sppointed critics and so-called defenders of the faith. What a breath of fresh air!
As someone with earned graduate degrees in anthropology and the philosophy of education, I can honestly say that Brian’s attempt to integrate the best insights from developmental theory and theology in his work is nothing short of brilliant. As a Christian and college instructor, I find his questions, insights and genuine humility refreshing in this ever-changing and volatile period of church history. My only regret is that it has taken me this long to digest and assimilate Brian’s work. Thankfully, I am now a part of a faith community that spends a lot more of its time listening, learning and loving others instead of lecturing and sounding false alarms.
Keep up the great work, Brian.

Thanks for this encouragement!