This is Part 4 of my response to your questions from the 2013 Blog Survey.
Can you discuss ways that Christians can be more Christlike? Too many times Christians are so unkind and mean-spirited that it turns people away. Your thoughts?
I’ve covered this topic extensively on this blog as it’s part of my contribution to the Body of Christ. Here are some examples:
What is the Gospel?
What is your view on women in ministry?
Answered in Rethinking Women in Ministry.
One of my friends said you were part of the emerging/emergent church movement. I told him that he was misinformed, but I wanted to get it straight from the horse’s mouth.
Interestingly, my fiercest critics come from liberal Christian quarters who take issue with my belief that the Bible is fully reliable, authoritative, and inspired, my teaching that Jesus is fully Divine and fully human and the only way to salvation, and my adherence to the Christian Creeds.
I’ve expounded on the above themes in the past in these posts:
In the past, I’ve spoken at a few emerging church conferences with N.T. Wright and Shane Claiborne. But like Wright (and I presume Claiborne), I’m not part of the Emerging church even though I have friends who are part of it. We agree to disagree on a number of viewpoints.
How is Christ more than just Jesus the man now?
What is your view on Christian mysticism?
Answered in On Mysticism.
How do we apply NT church principles to today’s situation?
What happened to Jesus between the cross and the resurrection?
Len Sweet and I answer this question in detail on this in Jesus: A Theography. Too much to cover here.
Frank has referenced his work with the homeless some. However, I would like to hear more about this ministry.
Any thoughts on how to better share the gospel?
Answered in Rethinking How We Present the Gospel.
What is your view on homosexuality?
Answered in Answers to Hot-Boiling Questions
Frank, what’s happening with the most powerful Gospel presentations that have been sent to you?
I’m still sifting through them. They are videos so it takes a long time. Other projects beckon.