"Many have talked in depth about the emergent church movement, so I won’t address that here. But like many precursors with dubious biblical warrant, there is some element of truth in many emergent critiques. McLaren—speaker, social justice activist, and former pastor—is no different. McLaren seems to understand that we are sinful people in need of repentance and confession (100). This is not the main thrust of the book, but he does devote two chapters to the necessity for acknowledging sinfulness in order to grow spiritually. This is a good thing. However, his solution for the repentant sinner leaves much to be desired."