The Marxist Roots of Church Growth
Hi gang! We need time out today from the normal hab-trab of
politics and economics in order to do backgrounders on current
First of all, there has been much talk of black liberation theology
in the mainline media. So exactly what is liberation theology?
John’s extended boralogue outlines the nature of its Marxist
origins, and why so many churches embraced it since World War II,
including its merger into the civil rights movement.
Although liberation theology roared through mainline denominations,
it never really caught in evangelical or fundamentalist circles
until recently, when its Marxist methodology was repackaged into
church growth programs. Key to that conversion was the figure of
business guru Peter Drucker. Sarah Leslie from Herescope
(www.herescope.com) returns for an intense examination of the
mentoring relationship between Peter Drucker and his protege,
church growth leader Rick Warren.