We are all Gnostics in Disguise!!!Even though Jake has problems with him, and I've never read any of his books I'd like to comment ever so shortly on Brian McClaren. I sometimes, mostly out of compulsion/boredom, still read Jim Wallis, and his new blog God's Politics. There I was directed to McClaren's website, and found he has written a new book The Secret Message of Jesus.
Listen, I'm tired of this quasi-gnostic junk. I'm happy he wrote a book about social justice, because he will be reaching a unique and large audience. It's good to get the Good News out. But why call it secret? Just cause it will sell a few copies?
Jesus' message of healing, liberation, and salvation is not secret. It's written all over the scriptures, and was proclaimed by the prophets before the time of the N.T. Just because we fail to hear and see Jesus' message does not mean it was kept secret -
It means we are deaf and blind.